Review on balloon aortic valvuloplasty: a surgeon’s perspective in 2008

@article{Conradi2008ReviewOB,
  title={Review on balloon aortic valvuloplasty: a surgeon’s perspective in 2008},
  author={Lenard Conradi and Hermann C Reichenspurner},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={97},
  pages={285-287}
}
The article by Sack and co-workers published in this issue presents the results of a retrospective study on the treatment of severe calcified aortic stenosis (AS) by means of balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in the elderly patient. While arguing that BAV should be used in patients unfit for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) due to relative contraindications their results reveal widely unfavourable outcomes particularly with regard to survival and mortality rates. In contrast, surgical… CONTINUE READING

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