Inoue balloon mitral valvuloplasty in double-orifice mitral stenosis

Ping Han Lo, Jui Sung Hung*, Kean Wah Lau, Moo Hyun Kim, Po Ming Ku, Mohammad Krayyem

*Corresponding author for this work

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We report 7 symptomatic patients with stenotic double-orifice mitral valve of incomplete bridge type. In each patient, the fibrous bridge tissue between the valve leaflets was successfully split using an Inoue balloon valvuloplasty technique with stepwise dilations applied only to the posteromedial orifice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of invasive cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 01 06 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Double-orifice mitral valve
  • Mitral stenosis


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