Mitral valvotomy with the Inoue balloon in juvenile rheumatic mitral stenosis

Am J Cardiol. 1995 Aug 15;76(5):404-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)80112-x.


We conclude that balloon valvotomy of the mitral valve with the Inoue technique is a safe and effective procedure for treating juvenile rheumatic MS. The almost complete absence of iatrogenic atrial septal defect and the low incidence of significant mitral regurgitation is noteworthy.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Catheterization*
  • Child
  • Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / etiology
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / therapy*
  • Recurrence
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications*
  • Time Factors