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  Valvotomy



Valvotomy

   Balloon valvotomy is when a balloon is used to at the time of cardiac catheterization to increase the area of a narrowed valve.

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Valvotomy
Balloon valvotomy is when a balloon is used to at the time of cardiac catheterization to increase the area of a narrowed valve.

Cardiac
Pertaining to the heart.

Valve
A fold in the lining of an organ that prevents fluid from flowing backward.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Valve
A fold in the lining of an organ that prevents fluid from flowing backward.

Valvuloplasty
Plastic surgery to repair a valve, especially a heart valve.



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Valvotomy

Variant Angina
A type of angina that occurs at rest. Most often due to coronary spasm.

Vena Cava
The two large veins that collect blood returning from all parts of the body and return it to the heart (right atrium) The inferior vena cava brings blood from the lower half of the body; and the superior vena cava brings blood from the upper half.

Veins
Blood vessels that carry blood from the arms, legs, head and body organs back to the heart.

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Venous Thrombosis
A blockage in a vein caused by a thrombus.

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