What is a Balloon Valvuloplasty?
Balloon valvuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure that restores blood flow through a narrowed heart valve (typically done for the aortic valve though it can be done for the mitral, as well as pulmonic valve). In this procedure, your doctor will thread a catheter with a small balloon on the end to the affected valve. Once it’s in place, the balloon is inflated to expand the valve, which will restore blood flow across the valve temporarily.
What Conditions May Require a Balloon Valvuloplasty?
Aortic Valve Stenosis