Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is designed to fissure or fracture the calcified aortic valve and separate fused commissures. The role of BAV depends on the specific clinical setting. It may be used as a definitive therapy in patients with severe aortic stenosis with a congenital bicuspid valve. It may be used as a bridge to transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement in degenerative calcific aortic stenosis. Even with contemporary equipment, procedural risks remain at approximately 5%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Structural Heart Interventions|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|
- aortic stenosis
- balloon aortic valvuloplasty
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