Balloon aortic valvotomy through a carotid cutdown in infants with severe aortic stenosis: results of the multi-centric registry.

@article{Robinson2000BalloonAV,
  title={Balloon aortic valvotomy through a carotid cutdown in infants with severe aortic stenosis: results of the multi-centric registry.},
  author={Blair V. Robinson and Grażyna Brzezińska-Rajszys and Howard S. Weber and Joanna Ksiazyk and Frederick Jay Fricker and Dorothee R. Fischer and Jos{\'e} A. Ettedgui},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  year={2000},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={
          225-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short and intermediate term results of infants who have undergone balloon aortic valvotomy from the carotid arterial approach, and to identify risk factors in those infants who had a poor outcome. METHODS Between 1988 and 1999, balloon aortic valvotomy was attempted at four centres in 95 infants with severe aortic stenosis. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic data, and outcome, were analysed retrospectively. RESULTS Valvotomy was… CONTINUE READING
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