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The combined effects of balloon valvuloplasty and surgical weight loss in treatment of aortic stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17706512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a patient with a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve and extreme obesity who developed severe aortic stenosis. She dramatically improved after the combined use of balloon valvuloplasty and Roux en Y gastric bypass. Gastric bypass surgery has promise for patients with congenital cardiac disease whose treatment is complicated by extreme obesity.
Christopher M Tangren; Linda Cripe; Robert H Beekman; Kimberly Wilson; Thomas H Inge
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-20     Completed Date:  2007-09-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1443-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications,  surgery*
Balloon Dilatation
Endocarditis / etiology,  surgery*
Gastric Bypass
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Obesity, Morbid / complications,  surgery*

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