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Catheter balloon valvuloplasty of aortic and mitral stenosis in adults: 1987.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2436828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CBV for adults with aortic and mitral stenosis is investigational at the present time and should usually be performed within the guidelines of clinical investigation. The technology is an evolving one with regard to types of catheters and balloons, methods of catheter insertion and placement, and patients and valves that are suitable for and will respond well to CBV. The initial results range from disappointing to excellent and must be kept in perspective. The procedure is clearly a palliative one; ideal results are not being achieved at present. Some of the complications are very serious. Nevertheless, CBV is a most promising catheter interventional technique for patients with valvular heart disease. Proper selection of patients and complete reporting of results is important.
S H Rahimtoola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-01     Completed Date:  1987-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  895-901     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon* / adverse effects
Aortic Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Mitral Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Palliative Care / methods*

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