Interventional Cardiology - PTMC Inoue Balloon
Developed for the treatment of mitral valve stenosis, the Inoue-Balloon Catheter is indicated for Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy (PTMC) in patients with hemodynamically significant mitral valvular stenosis, resulting primarily from commissural fusion of the mitral valve cusps. Published data from observational and randomized studies have provided evidence that physicians should consider PTMC as a treatment choice for patients with favorable valve anatomy. The PTMC procedure is one of several methods for treating symptomatic mitral stenosis. Alternative methods which may be considered include: medical therapy, surgical commissurotomy, mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement.