Balloon aortic valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis in neonates, children, and young adults.

@article{Sandhu1995BalloonAV,
  title={Balloon aortic valvuloplasty for aortic stenosis in neonates, children, and young adults.},
  author={Satinder K. Sandhu and Michael J. Silka and Mark D. Reller},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={477-86}
}
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty is a safe and effective treatment for aortic stenosis in neonates, children, and young adults. The indication for balloon valvuloplasty in children is a peak systolic gradient > 70 mmHg or > 50 mmHg in any patient with symptoms. Published results indicate that the procedure results in an acute reduction in gradient ranging from 49%-70%, and this reduction appears to persist through at least an intermediate follow-up. The percentage reduction in gradient is similar… CONTINUE READING

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