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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
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