Definitions

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  • n. Plastic surgery to repair a valve, especially a heart valve.

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  • n. Plastic surgery to repair a valve, such as a heart valve or venous valve.

Etymologies

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From valvule + -plasty

Examples

  • In most cases, the condition is treated with balloon valvuloplasty, which requires cardiac catheterization.

    Aortic Stenosis

  • When this happens, balloon valvuloplasty can be repeated, as long as there isn't significant aortic regurgitation.

    Aortic Stenosis

  • Depending on the age, gender and particular needs of your child, as well as the valve anatomy, surgeons may attempt to repair the valve, or at least improve its function, with a surgery called a valvuloplasty.

    Aortic Stenosis

  • Depending on the age, gender, and particular needs of your child, as well as the valve anatomy, surgeons may attempt to repair the valve, or at least improve its function, with a surgery called a valvuloplasty.

    Pulmonary Regurgitation

  • When this happens, balloon valvuloplasty can be repeated, as long as there isn't significant regurgitation.

    Pulmonary Stenosis

  • In most cases, the condition is treated with balloon valvuloplasty, which requirescardiac catheterization.

    Pulmonary Stenosis

  • Many cases can be treated with a cardiac catheterization technique called balloon valvuloplasty.

    Pulmonary Atresia

  • Balloon valvuloplasty, also called percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty, is a surgical procedure to open a narrowed heart valve, a condition called stenosis, in order to improve valve function and blood flow.

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  • The doctors were very happy, and certainly Dad's peppiness today bears out what they've said about the benefits of the valvuloplasty.

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  • He had valvuloplasty," at which point she snatched back the stent info and said brightly, "Oh, that's right!

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