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Aortic Balloon Valvuloplasty

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

Aortic balloon valvuloplasty is a procedure to open your aortic valve. This allows blood to flow more easily through your heart. The aortic valve is the door between the left ventricle and the aorta.

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Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

Call your doctor or cardiologist if:


You may need any of the following:

Care for your wound as directed:

Carefully wash the wound with soap and water. Pat the area dry with a clean towel. Check for signs of infection, such as redness or pus. You may have a bruise that goes from your groin down your leg. You can apply ice to help the bruise heal. Ice can also help with pain or swelling. Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel and place it on your groin for 15 to 20 minutes every hour, or as directed.

Drink liquids as directed:

Ask your healthcare provider how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you. You may need to drink 6 to 8 cups of liquid each day. Limit the amount of caffeine you drink.

Eat heart healthy foods:

Eat foods low in cholesterol, fat, and sodium (salt). Heart healthy foods include fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads, low-fat dairy products, beans, lean meats, and fish. Ask for more information about a heart healthy diet.

Maintain a healthy weight:

Ask your healthcare provider how much you should weigh. Ask him or her to help you create a weight loss plan if you are overweight.

Follow up with your doctor or cardiologist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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