drsclafani wrote:As for the missing valves, I just read some posts here that it caused pressure and pain behind the eyes for some people when they bend their heads. Could it be a problem for us? I am not sure if I remember correctly, but dr Sinan told me that as long as someone is breathing reflux does not happen even when the valves are permanently open. Did I get it correctly?
i do not entirely agree with that statement. Some patients do consequences of incompetent valves. not all , some
As for incompetent valves, do you mean valves that are permanently open after the treatment? What can be the problem in this case? How frequently do we encounter such a problem after the treatment of the valves? Is there bigger chance for this problem to occur after destroying the annulus than after dilating the leaflets?
As for the application of great balloons, have you experienced also more scarring, intimal hyperplasia besides the higher rate of thrombosis?
What is the thrombosis and scarring/intimal hyperplasia rate with large balloons based on your experience? I would trust more on your figures than I hear from others.