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What is the definition of mitral commissurotomy?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Opening the valve
A heart valve commissurotomy is usually performed on a stenotic (tight) mitral valve.
This involves open heart surgery and incision of fused mitral valve leaflets. The surgeon usually makes the incision along the same path that separated the leaflets in the past and tries to maintain the integrity of the structure preventing the development of a leaky valve.

In brief: Opening the valve
A heart valve commissurotomy is usually performed on a stenotic (tight) mitral valve.
This involves open heart surgery and incision of fused mitral valve leaflets. The surgeon usually makes the incision along the same path that separated the leaflets in the past and tries to maintain the integrity of the structure preventing the development of a leaky valve.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Rheumatic heart dis
When one has had bouts of rheumatic fever, they may develop mitral stenosis: the scarring of the mitral leaflets, their attachments and supporting structures leading to heart failure.
Commissurotomy is the surgical (open or closed) correction of this problem.

In brief: Rheumatic heart dis
When one has had bouts of rheumatic fever, they may develop mitral stenosis: the scarring of the mitral leaflets, their attachments and supporting structures leading to heart failure.
Commissurotomy is the surgical (open or closed) correction of this problem.
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