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Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy using the Inoue balloon: international experience.
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PMID:  7994746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Inoue balloon was first used for percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy in 1982 and was commercialized 5 yr later. The experience obtained in thousands of cases performed throughout the world show: (1) the stepwise dilatation technique under echocardiographic guidance appears to be the most efficient and allows the most to be made of this balloon's inherent possibilities, (2) in comparison with other balloon techniques, the advantages of the Inoue balloon are that it is simpler to use, provides equivalent improvement in valve area, and has lower risks, particularly in relation to the production of mitral regurgitation, and (3) long-term results appear similar to those provided by other balloon techniques. Inoue's technique is currently the most widely used for mitral valvuloplasty in the world. Its further development and use depend on further studies of its long-term results together with improvement in the economic aspects.
A Vahanian; B Cormier; B Iung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  Suppl 2     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-18     Completed Date:  1995-01-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation* / adverse effects,  economics,  instrumentation,  utilization
Follow-Up Studies
Mitral Valve Stenosis / physiopathology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome

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