Aortic valve regurgitation after surgical versus percutaneous balloon valvotomy for congenital aortic valve stenosis.

@article{Justo1996AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve regurgitation after surgical versus percutaneous balloon valvotomy for congenital aortic valve stenosis.},
  author={Robert N Justo and Brian W McCrindle and Lee Benson and William Galbraith Williams and Robert M. Freedom and Jeffrey F. Smallhorn},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 15},
  pages={1332-8}
}
To compare characteristics of aortic regurgitation (AR), the results of 213 procedures (110 balloon aortic valvotomies [BAV] and 103 surgical aortic valvotomies [SAV]) for treatment of congenital aortic valve stenosis were reviewed. These procedures were performed in 187 patients from June 1981 to September 1993. Echocardiograms recorded immediately before, within 6 months afterward, and at latest follow-up were compared. Color Doppler was used to assess the degree of AR and was quantified as… CONTINUE READING

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