[Balloon catheter valvuloplasty for calcified aortic stenosis in adults. Report of a case and review of the literature].

@article{Cuellar1991BalloonCV,
  title={[Balloon catheter valvuloplasty for calcified aortic stenosis in adults. Report of a case and review of the literature].},
  author={M L{\'o}pez Cuellar and A D{\'i}az Arauzo and David Jim{\'e}nez Zepeda and X Escudero Ca{\~n}edo and A Abundes Velasco and J J Parcero Valdez and J Escudero de la Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Archivos del Instituto de Cardiologia de Mexico},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={123-7}
}
The first procedure of balloon valvuloplasty in adult calcific aortic stenosis was performed in Mexico on July 17 of 1987. It was a 69 year old female with calcific aortic stenosis and unstable, progressive angina pectoris. Cardiac catheterization showed trans-aortic gradient of 90 mmHg, minimal aortic regurgitation and ejection fraction of 85 percent. Aortic valvuloplasty was performed immediately after cardiac catheterization using the arterial retrograde way by means of a 15 mm. in diameter… CONTINUE READING