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INOUE-BALLOONCatheter

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Toray's medical equipment is used with a physician's guidance in consideration of the unique situation and condition of each patient. Information provided on this site is intended to describe the product, and no part of it should be interpreted as treatment information. Please follow your physician/pharmacist's instruction for any treatment using this medical equipment. Also be advised that not all of the information provided has been updated.

This equipment is inserted percutaneously and transvenously into the heart to inflate the hour-glass shape of the balloon part to a barrel shape and thereby expand the mitral valve that has been adhered shut.

Licensed physicians should contact Toray International America Inc. (Toray’s U.S. distributor) for more information about Toray’s products.

PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH THEIR PHYSICIAN CONCERNING ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TORAY’S PRODUCTS

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  2. Reyes VP, Raju S, Wynne J, et al. Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty compared with open surgical commissurotomy for mitral stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine 1994, 331:961-967.
  3. Feldman T, Carroll JD. Percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy; When? For whom? J Critical Illness 1991, 6(10): 1009-1027.

CAUTION: FEDERAL (USA) LAW RESTRICTS THIS DEVICE TO SALE BY OR ON THE ORDER OF A PHYSICIAN TRAINED OR EXPERIENCED IN THE USE OF THIS DEVICE.

CAUTION: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NATURAL RUBBER LATEX WHICH MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

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