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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The patient was taken for a Balloon Mitral Valvotomy as this opened the narrowed valve to improve the function of the heart and enable her immediate relief.
Objective: To determine the short term and three months' echocardiographic outcomes of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMBV) in mitral stenosis patients with low Wilkin's score in a medical teaching institution.
Surgical valvotomy and repair for neonatal and infant congenital aortic stenosis achieves better results than interventional catheterization.
There may be a malfunctioning heart valve, which may need medical or surgical intervention in the form of valvotomy, valvuloplasty or valve replacement.
concluded that PBPV was suboptimal for dysplastic valve PVS.[30] PVS with valve dysplasia requires surgical valvotomy to reconstruct the valve and thoroughly relieve the obstruction.
Pulmonary valvotomy with transannular extension was done in patients with small pulmonary valve annulus.
Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty has superseded surgical valvotomy (closed and open) for patients with pliable valves.
The patient underwent aortic valvotomy at age 5 to relieve congenital stenosis.
Repair of the double outlet right ventricle with pulmonary stenosis can be done by Blalock-Taussig anastomosis Brock valvotomy or Potts and a Blalock-Taussig shunt.