Valvuloplasty of a stenosed mitral valve bioprothesis.

  title={Valvuloplasty of a stenosed mitral valve bioprothesis.},
  author={Raffi Bekeredjian and Hugo A. Katus and Wolfgang Rottbauer},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  volume={22 6},
An 86-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital with a stenosed biological mitral valve prothesis (orifice area 0.75 cm(2)). Additional cardiac surgery was refused by the patient and her physician. Therefore, balloon valvuloplasty of the mitral valve bioprothesis was planned. Valvulopasty was successfully and safely performed using a standard mitral valve valvuloplasty protocol. Positioning of the Inoue-balloon was facilitated using a wire that was inserted into the left ventricle… CONTINUE READING


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