Balloon valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis

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Abstract

Balloon valvuloplasty has recently emerged as an option for elderly patients who are poor surgical candidates. With medical management the prognosis is dismal; definitive treatment is valve replacement. The new procedure provides hemodynamic and symptomatic relief, but there are major complications. Restenosis is common and mortality during follow-up remains high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalHospital Practice
Volume25
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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