Aortic stenosis role of balloon aortic valvuloplasty.

Usman Baber, Annapoorna S. Kini, Pedro R. Moreno, Samin K. Sharma

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Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent expression of aortic valve disease in the Western world, with an increasing prevalence as the population ages. Almost 4% of all adults 75years of age or older have moderate or severe AS. Many patients do not undergo surgery because of prohibitive comorbidities or other high-risk features. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) remains an option for temporary palliation and symptomatic relief in such patients. In addition, BAV continues to serve an important role as a bridge to either surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement in certain patients with AS requiring temporary hemodynamic stabilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-336
Number of pages10
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement


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