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Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a valvuloplasty, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Leaking valve
  • Damage to the heart or other organs
  • Blood clot formation
  • Stroke

Even patients who are too weak or ill to undergo major surgery have less than a 5% chance of dying during this procedure. Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Blood clots in the heart
  • The anatomy of the valve
  • Overall health status

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the puncture site
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Dizziness, fainting, or inability to talk
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • An arm or a leg that turns blue or feels cold
  • Any other new symptoms

In case of emergency, CALL 911.


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Posted 9 years ago

As the sufferer may be prone to further attacks that cause more heart damage, the doctor may prescribe monthly or daily antibiotic treatment, perhaps for life.

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