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TREATMENTS AND
PROCEDURES

Apollo Heart Institute

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Procedure:

Is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure to correct an uncomplicated mitral stenosis by dilating the valve using a balloon. Under local anaesthetic, a catheter with a special balloon is passed from the right femoral vein, up the inferior vena cava and into the right atrium. The interatrial septum is punctured and the catheter passed into the left atrium using a "trans-septal technique and is dilated in 3 stages.

Major Indications:

Mitral Valve lesions

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