What is Balloon Valvuloplasty ?
It is the treatment procedure for conditions where the heart doors or valves have narrow openings. This leads to decreased blood flow from the auricles to the ventricles resulting in low blood flow to the remaining parts of the body. In a valvuloplasty procedure, a balloon catheter is inserted into the heart valves which cause the valves to expand in size, resulting in adequate blood flow. The
procedure is done in children and adults suffering from valve stenosis, valve calcifications, congenital heart issues or ischemic heart conditions. This procedure is done in cases where surgical valve placement is not possible.