Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
|Mitral Valve Stenosis|
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Reasons for Procedure
- Leaking valve
- Damage to the heart or other organs
- Blood clot formation
- Chronic disease such as diabetes or obesity
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
Description of the Procedure
Immediately After Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
Average Hospital Stay
- Washing their hands
- Wearing gloves or masks
- Keeping your incisions covered
- Washing your hands often and reminding visitors and healthcare providers to do the same
- Reminding your healthcare providers to wear gloves or masks
- Not allowing others to touch your incisions
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the puncture site
- Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
- Lightheadedness, fainting, or inability to talk
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
- An arm or a leg that turns blue or feels cold
- New or worsening symptoms
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons http://www.sts.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Update Date: 00/50/2014 -
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