Valvuloplasty (PTBV)

Valvuloplasty (or PTBV, percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty) is a procedure that is performed in the cardiac cath lab. PTBV is meant to treat narrowed, hardened heart valves, and happens in 3 steps: An expandable balloon catheter is brought into your heart and placed inside the narrowed, hardened heart valve. The balloon is inflated, stretching the […]