Resistant pericardial tamponade.


An 87-year-old woman with critical aortic stenosis and preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function (ejection fraction 50%) was admitted with pulmonary edema. She stabilized with medical therapy, and a decision was made to perform balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridge to potential transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Initially, a temporary… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.963512


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