Balloon Valvuloplasty is a common treatment used for widening the narrowed valve in the heart. Aortic valve stenosis is an important cause for narrowing of the aortic value. Balloon Valvotomy surgery is performed to increase the blood flow to the heart. This minimally invasive procedure uses a Catheter, or a thin, flexible tube which is inserted into the artery through the arm or groin.
Types of Valvuloplasty
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty:
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty is performed for patients diagnosed with the mitral valve stenosis or blockages in the pulmonic valve. They face issues with blood flow to the heart. In this surgery, valvular obstructions will be reduced with the use of specialized balloon catheters.
Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty:
BAV or Balloon aortic valvuloplasty is a feasible and safer treatment for patients having severe aortic stenosis or urgent non-cardiac surgery or for surgical aortic valve replacement. During the Balloon Valve Surgery, the patient will be awake, but local anesthesia is administered where the catheter is inserted along with the intravenous (IV) pain medicine.