Comparison of hemodynamic results of anterograde versus retrograde percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty.


Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (PAV) has been reported in children and in selected adults with aortic stenosis using retrograde arterial catheterization. Some patients, however, cannot undergo retrograde catheterization because of atherosclerotic disease, previous vascular surgery or the presence of vessel tortuosity. Because PAV requires the use… (More)