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Balloon Valvuloplasty

The human heart contains four valves. They are aortic, tricuspid, mitral and pulmonary valves. In some people a heart valve may be too narrow and this hampers the flow of blood. In balloon valvuloplasty, a narrowed valve in the heart is stretched to allow efficient flow of blood. The technique does not require an open heart surgery.

When the process begins, a thin catheter with a deflated balloon on the tip is inserted into a blood vessel. This catheter is then guided through the blood vessel, into the opening of the heart valve that has been narrowed. When the balloon is inflated, the heart valve is stretched open. The procedure will cure many valve obstructions but it may have to be repeated for best results. During the procedure, patients are usually awake but local anesthesia is given to numb pain in the area where the catheter is inserted.


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                Hospital Lam Wah Ee

                Georgetown, Malaysia


                Languages: English

                Vision:
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                Mission:
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                New Somerset Hospital

                Cape Town, South Africa


                Languages: English, Afrikaans

                New Somerset Hospital is the regional general specialist hospital for the metro west district of the Cape Metropole.

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                Bangmod Hospital

                Bangkok, Thailand


                Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

                Languages: English, Thai

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                UZ Leuven (Campus Gasthuisberg)

                Flemish Brabant, Belgium


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, French

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                Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre

                Klang, Malaysia


                Languages: English

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