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A Novel Technique For Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty

DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-20-00325

1. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italia
2. Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Italy, Italy
3. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italia; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia

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The Inoue technique is the most widely practiced technique for percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV), but its equipment and technical steps differ from other contemporary structural heart interventions. This made PMV cumbersome in countries with low prevalence of rheumatic disease. We developed a novel technique based on the original combination of tools commonly used for other structural heart interventions.
The procedure is performed using the femoral vein to perform the PMV and the radial artery for the introduction of a pigtail catheter in left ventricle (LV) to monitor the procedure

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