Balloon Dilatation of Stenotic Valves
Balloon valvuloplasty aims to fix the pulmonary valve. The procedure uses a long, thin tube called a catheter. This tube has an inflatable balloon at its tip. The healthcare provider puts this catheter through a blood vessel in the groin and threads it all the way to the pulmonary valve. The balloon is then inflated. It stretches the valve and helps open it up. Then blood can flow out to the pulmonary artery without blockage.
- Percutaneous mitral dilatation (PTMC).
- Percutaneous aortic and pulmonary valve dilatation (ABVP and PBVD)
- Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV)
- Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy (BPV)
- Tricuspid valve dilatation – when rarely needed.