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Valvuloplasty is performed in certain situations in order to open a heart valve that has become stiff as a result of disease or the aging process. Not all conditions in which a heart valve becomes stiff are treatable with valvuloplasty.
There may be other reasons for your physician to recommend a valvuloplasty.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!