Surgical valvotomy and repair for neonatal and infant congenital aortic stenosis achieves better results than interventional catheterization.

@article{Siddiqui2013SurgicalVA,
  title={Surgical valvotomy and repair for neonatal and infant congenital aortic stenosis achieves better results than interventional catheterization.},
  author={Javariah Siddiqui and Christian Pierre Brizard and John C. Galati and Ajay Iyengar and Darren P Hutchinson and Igor E. Konstantinov and Gavin R Wheaton and James Michael Ramsay and Yves A d'Udekem},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 22},
  pages={2134-40}
}
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare outcomes after surgical valvuloplasty and balloon dilation of the aortic valve in neonates and infants. BACKGROUND Surgical techniques of aortic valve repair have improved and there is today controversy on the best approach to treat neonatal congenital aortic valve stenosis. METHODS Retrospective review of data and follow-up of 123 consecutive neonates and infants (35 females, 88 males) undergoing intervention for congenital aortic stenosis. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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