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Your doctor will conduct imaging tests to assess your heart valve and determine if you are a candidate for valvuloplasty, a procedure in which a catheter, or thin tube, with an attached balloon is advanced from a blood vessel in your groin through the aorta into your heart. Once the catheter is placed in the stiff valve, they then inflate the balloon until the flaps of the valve open. The catheter is then removed.