The cost of Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Technique in India ranges between USD 3900 to USD 4500.
The required hospital stay is of 3 days and 5 days outside the hospital.
The success rate of Balloon Mitral Valvotomy is more than 92%. In severe cases, some risks may arise such as infection at the catheter insertion site and abnormal heart rhythms.
Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, X-ray and Angiography may be performed to identify heart problems.
A valvuloplasty, also known as balloon valvuloplasty or balloon valvotomy, is a procedure to repair a heart valve that has a narrowed opening.
In a narrowed heart valve, the valve flaps (leaflets) may become thick or stiff and fuse together (stenosis). This reduces blood flow through the valve.
A valvuloplasty may improve blood flow through the heart valve and improve your symptoms.
Doctors will examine you and determine if valvuloplasty or another treatment is right for your valve condition.
Your doctor may recommend valvuloplasty if:
However, the aortic valve tends to narrow again in adults who’ve had a valvuloplasty, so the procedure is usually done if you are too sick for surgery or are waiting for a valve replacement.
Aortic valve stenosis is a slow process. For many years, you will not feel any symptoms. But when the valve will become so narrow (often one-fourth of its normal size) you start having problems. Symptoms are often brought on by exercise when the heart has to work harder.
Heart valve disease may cause the following symptoms:
Possible risks of valvuloplasty include:
If you are pregnant or think you could be, tell your doctor due to risk of injury to the fetus from a valvuloplasty. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects. Also tell your doctor if you are lactating, or breastfeeding.
There is a risk of allergic reaction to the dye. If you are allergic or sensitive to medicines, contrast dyes, iodine, or latex should, tell your doctor. If you have kidney failure or other kidney problems, tell your doctor.
Some people may find lying still on the procedure table for the length of the procedure may cause some discomfort or pain.
There may be other risks depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor before the procedure.
A. This procedure is done to improve blood flow through a heart valve. It is done to treat a condition called stenosis . Better blood flow will relieve symptoms. For most, the improvement will last at least 2 years.
A. A balloon valvotomy is a minimally invasive procedure. A doctor uses a thin flexible tube (catheter) that is inserted through an artery in the groin or arm and threaded into the heart. When the tube reaches the narrowed mitral valve, a balloon device located on the tip of the catheter is quickly inflated.
A. In a valvuloplasty, a doctor inserts a long, thin tube (catheter) with a balloon on the tip into an artery in your arm or groin. X-rays are used to help guide the catheter to the narrowed valve in your heart. The doctor then inflates the balloon, which widens the opening of the valve and separates the valve flaps.