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What is the definition of commissurotomy?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Randy Kiewe
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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