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Versatility of Inoue balloon catheter.
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PMID:  9080028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inoue rubber nylon single balloon catheter is being used worldwide for performing balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMV). The popularity of Inoue balloon is attributed to its self-positioning configuration, size-adjustability, rapid inflation-deflation sequence and the ease of performance. We report its use in performing various non-mitral interventions. Its utility in treating patients with mitral stenosis and combined mitral and tricuspid stenosis is well established. Seventeen patients with valvular pulmonic stenosis (age 32+/-16 years; 11 males and 6 females) achieved significant reduction of peak systolic gradient (PSG) from 125+/-28 to 32+/-16 mmHg (P<0.005). Four patients with inferior vena-cava obstruction (age 20-48 years; 3 males and 1 female) derived symptomatic benefit following successful dilatation. Inoue balloon was used to create percutaneous pericardial window in four cases (age 43-68 years; 2 males and 2 females) of recurrent pericardial collection secondary to carcinoma lung/breast, thus alleviating the symptoms of tamponade. One patient each with coarctation of aorta (32 years, male), discrete subaortic membrane (16 years, female), and critical valvular aortic stenosis (13 years, male) derived immediate hemodynamic improvement with Inoue balloon dilatation. No major complications were encountered. We conclude that Inoue balloon can be used to successfully manage various stenotic lesions.
V K Bahl; S Chandra; A Goel; K C Goswami; H S Wasir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-12     Completed Date:  1997-06-12     Revised Date:  2010-12-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Coarctation / therapy
Aortic Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Balloon Dilation* / methods,  standards
Balloon Occlusion*
Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
Middle Aged
Pericardial Window Techniques
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Vena Cava, Inferior* / pathology

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