Intrauterine aortic valvuloplasty in fetuses with critical aortic stenosis: experience and results of 24 procedures.

OBJECTIVE Valvuloplasty of the fetal aortic valve has the potential to prevent progression of critical aortic stenosis (AS) to hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). The aim of the study was to assess 24 aortic valvuloplasties regarding indications, success rate, procedure-related risks and outcome. METHODS Between January 2001 and December 2009 we… CONTINUE READING