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Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridge to heart transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8312307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite high rates of restenosis and recurrent symptoms, percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty may be a useful alternative therapy to surgery in certain patients with aortic stenosis. In this case report, we describe a potentially new indication for this procedure, namely to reduce symptoms and stabilize a patient before heart transplantation. Our patient with class IV heart failure benefited from valvuloplasty with fewer symptoms and was able to be discharged while awaiting transplantation, which was successfully performed 2 months later. Percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty should be considered as a palliative procedure in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are awaiting heart transplantation.
P T Vaitkus; D Mancini; H C Herrmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1053-2498     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:    1993 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-23     Completed Date:  1994-03-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1062-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications,  therapy*
Balloon Dilatation*
Heart Failure / complications,  surgery
Heart Transplantation*
Middle Aged
Preoperative Care

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