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How do doctors perform mitral commissurotomy?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 2 ways

Either through open heart surgery or, nowadays, by using a special balloon tipped catheter advanced through the leg (balloon valvuloplasty).

In brief: 2 ways

Either through open heart surgery or, nowadays, by using a special balloon tipped catheter advanced through the leg (balloon valvuloplasty).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Balloon

In the early days, commissurotomy was performed surgically.
Over the last 20 years, the procedure is performed percutaneously using a balloon catheter.

In brief: Balloon

In the early days, commissurotomy was performed surgically.
Over the last 20 years, the procedure is performed percutaneously using a balloon catheter.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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