Balloon aortic valvuloplasty for congenital aortic stenosis using the femoral and the carotid artery approach: a 16-year experience from a single center.

@article{Rossi2011BalloonAV,
  title={Balloon aortic valvuloplasty for congenital aortic stenosis using the femoral and the carotid artery approach: a 16-year experience from a single center.},
  author={Raul Ivo Rossi and Jo{\~a}o Luiz Langer Manica and Ricardo Petraco and M{\^o}nica Scott and Luciane Piazza and Paulo Renato Machado},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2011},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={84-90}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this article is to report a 16-year experience with percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAVP) in newborns and young infants up to 3 months of age in a tertiary care cardiac reference center in a developing country and to determine its value in postponing open heart surgery. BACKGROUND Congenital aortic stenosis (AS) is a potentially life threatening disorder. BAVP and surgical procedures have similar short and medium-term efficacy. METHODS Thirty-one consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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