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what is the definition of commissurotomy?

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Dr. Randy Kiewe
26 years experience Cardiology
Incision of valve: Commissurotomy of a cardiac valve is called a valvulotomy, and consists of making one or more incisions at the edges of the commissure formed between the two or three leaflets of the valves. This procedure is performed in order to relieve constrictions, which occurs in valvular stenosis, especially mitral valve stenosis.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Surgery : It is the cutting of the commissures - (the pathologically fused leaflets of the mitral valve as occurs in rheumatic heart disease) so that the leaflets are free to open and close normally.
Answered on Aug 13, 2013

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