Chapter 24. Inoue Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty

  1. Thach N. Nguyen MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI Editorial Consultant Honorary Professor of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Director of Cardiology5,6,7,8,9,10,11,
  2. Antonio Colombo MD Director12,
  3. Dayi Hu MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC Director Dean President President-Elect13,14,15,16,17,
  4. Cindy L. Grines MD Editor-in-Chief Vice Chief of Academic Affairs6,18 and
  5. Shigeru Saito MD, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC Director of Cardiology President of NPO TRI International Network19
  1. Jui Sung Hung MD, FACC, FAHA Director Professor of Medicine1,2 and
  2. Kean-Wah Lau MBBS, MMed., FRCP, FACC Associate Professor of Medicine Consultant Cardiologist3,4

Published Online: 6 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312584.ch24

Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks, Third Edition

Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hung, J. S. and Lau, K.-W. (2007) Inoue Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty, in Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks, Third Edition (eds T. N. Nguyen, A. Colombo, D. Hu, C. L. Grines and S. Saito), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312584.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, China

  2. 6

    Journal of Interventional Cardiology, USA

  3. 7

    Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

  4. 8

    The Institute of Geriatric Cardiology, General Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, China

  5. 9

    Nanjing University Hospital, Nanjing, China

  6. 10

    Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  7. 11

    Community Healthcare System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN, USA

  8. 12

    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Milan, Italy

  9. 13

    Heart Center of People's Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China

  10. 14

    Medical College of Shanghai, Tongji University, Beijing, China

  11. 15

    Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physician (CCCP), Beijing, China

  12. 16

    Chinese Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), Beijing, China

  13. 17

    Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC), Beijing, Beijing, China

  14. 18

    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA

  15. 19

    Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Central Taiwan Heart Institute, Taichung, Taiwan

  2. 2

    China Medical University and Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

  3. 3

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  4. 4

    Gleneagles Medical Center, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169554

Online ISBN: 9781444312584



  • inoue balloon mitral valvuloplasty;
  • hemodynamic benefits;
  • transseptal catheterization;
  • M-line;
  • atrial septal orientation;
  • cardiac pulsations;
  • heparinization;
  • transthoracic echocardiographic findings;
  • extensive subvalvular disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Overview

  • Transseptal Access

  • Septal Puncture

  • Selection of Balloon Catheter

  • Advancement of the Balloon Catheter

  • Crossing the Mitral Valve

  • Balloon Inflation

  • Controlled Stepwise Dilatations

  • Indications

  • Contraindications

  • References