valvotomy


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valvotomy

A surgical procedure to separate heart valves that have become fused.
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Noun1.valvotomy - incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
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valvotomy

n (pl -mies) valvulotomía, valvuloplastia
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Advances in diagnosis and risk stratification, progress in percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty, surgical options including closed or open valvotomy and valve replacement have led to improved outcomes of patients with valvular heart disease in the past 5 decades (1).
Closed mitral valvotomy and elective ventilation in the postoperative period: effect of mild hypercarbia on right ventricular function.
In 1925, Soutar, for the first and only time in his life, felt the mitral valve through the left atrial appendage and saw the possibilities of mitral valvotomy by this approach.
At follow-up of 10 years, results appear to be similar to those of surgical valvotomy (12).
A valvotomy was performed, opening slits in the valve to increase blood flow.
Balloon valvotomy has been done during pregnancy However, it's not ideal because when the balloon is blocked across the aortic valve, there's no cardiac output for several seconds.
Esteves CA, Ramos AI, Braga SL, et al: Effectiveness of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy during pregnancy.
Mitral valvotomy (either via the percutaneous or operative route) is generally indicated when symptoms (mainly dyspnea) reach New York Heart Association functional class II status (i.
A valvotomy was made by the scalpel just next to the annulus but suitable size Hegar dilatator could not pass through the infundibular area, so the incision over the pulmonary artery was then extended towards the infundibular area of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) until an adequate enlargement was obtained.