Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty: Comparison of double and single (Inoue) balloon techniques

Charanjit S. Rihal, Rick A. Nishimura, Guy S. Reeder, David R. Holmes

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Abstract

To assess relative merits of the double and single (Inoue) balloon techniques of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty for treating symptomatic mitral stenosis, 33 patients who underwent dilatation with the double balloon were compared retrospectively with 28 who underwent dilatation with the lnoue balloon. There were no baseline differences in mean left atrial pressure, mean mitral gradient, or calculated mitral valve area between the two groups. The procedure was successful in 89% of patients in the double balloon group and in 93% in the lnoue balloon group. Final mitral valve area and absolute increase in mitral valve area were significantly greater in the double balloon group, in which there was a nonsignificant trend toward greater incidence of acute complications. Final left atrial pressure and mitral gradient were not different. Both techniques are useful and safe. © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1993

Keywords

  • balloon valvuloplasty
  • mitral stenosis
  • mitral surgery
  • mitral valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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