Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric clinicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: valvuloplasty.
Balloon valvuloplasty is a medical procedure that is used to try to correct a heart valve that is either stiff or narrow by using a balloon to widen the valve opening.
A catheter, or thin flexible tube, gets inserted into an artery at either the groin or arm. The catheter is then fed through the body to the heart. A balloon is inserted through the catheter until it reaches the end of the catheter in the heart. It is then expanded to open up the heart valve.
You may need to stop taking certain medications before the procedure. Your doctor will explain other needed preparations.
Risks of valvuloplasty include vein irritation, bleeding, bruising, pain and swelling or difficulty urinating after the procedure
Balloon valvuloplasty at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric cardiologists are well trained in cutting edge procedures for balloon valvuloplasty.
This page was last updated on: July 10, 2020 02:38 PM
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