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Congenital Valvar Aortic Stenosis.
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PMID:  11096499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Congenital aortic stenosis is characterized by narrowing of the aortic valve orifice, leading to left ventricular hypertrophy and predisposing the patient to exercise intolerance and myocardial dysfunction. Careful monitoring is essential because of the progressive nature of this lesion. Balloon valvuloplasty is the procedure of choice as intermediate palliation for moderate to severe aortic stenosis. If balloon valvuloplasty is contraindicated, surgical valvotomy has a limited role in initial therapy. If balloon valvuloplasty is unsuccessful or contraindicated because of aortic insufficiency, the Ross operation (removal of the stenotic aortic valve and placement of a pulmonary autograft in the aortic position and a pulmonary homograft in the pulmonary position) is the treatment of choice.
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Title:  Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1534-3189     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
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Created Date:  2000-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815942     Medline TA:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  335-340     Citation Subset:  -    
Babies and Children's Hospital, 2 North, Columbia University, 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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