valvulotomy


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Related to valvulotomy: valvuloplasty
  • noun

Synonyms for valvulotomy

incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction

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Valvulotomy is generally indicated when the peak systolic pulmonary arterial pressure is >60 mm Hg or the pulmonary artery mean pressure is >25 mm Hg during exercise.
Balloon valvulotomy is a good procedure for patients with no or minimal calcific deposits in the valve and no or only mild mitral regurgitation.
If the patient is a candidate for a balloon valvulotomy and the patient is having atrial fibrillation, I might move earlier.