A 18-year-old male asked:
Is mitral valvuloplasty effective than surgery for treating mitral valve stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease?will size decrease again after ?
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Cardiology 32 years experience
Can be: Balloon mitral valvuloplasty can be an effective treatment for rheumatic mitral stenosis. Several parameters are first assessed including degree of calcification and immobility of the valve leaflets, degree of mitral regurgitation (leakiness), etc. A thoughtful cardiologist can guide you through that algorithm to determine if this may be the correct choice.
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