Inoperable aortic stenosis in the elderly: benefit from percutaneous transluminal valvuloplasty.

@article{Jackson1987InoperableAS,
  title={Inoperable aortic stenosis in the elderly: benefit from percutaneous transluminal valvuloplasty.},
  author={Glenda Jackson and Sebastian Thomas and Mark Monaghan and Adrian Forsyth and David E. Jewitt},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={294 6564},
  pages={83-6}
}
Eight patients with severe symptomatic calcific aortic stenosis were considered to be unsuitable for valve replacement. Four were admitted with pulmonary oedema and three in cardiogenic shock and one had angina at rest. With the use of echocardiographic and radiographic guidance percutaneous transluminal aortic valvuloplasty was carried out. Aortic gradients were reduced by an average of 40%. All four patients who presented with cardiac failure improved immediately and remained well six months… CONTINUE READING

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