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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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UENISHI, Eliza Kaori et al. Balloon valvuloplasty in a patient with critical aortic stenosis. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.5, pp.335-339. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2014.08.004.

The prevalence of degenerative aortic stenosis predominates in individuals above 75 years old. The marker of severity is the onset of symptoms, there is no pharmacologic treatment that can reverse its natural history. As soon as symptoms appear, surgical replacement of the aortic valve is indicated. Balloon valvuloplasty is indicated for patients that are hemodynamically unstable or with a temporary contraindication for a definitive procedure. It should be adopted as a bridge therapy until a definite intervention is done. The objective of this case report is the narration of aortic balloon valvuloplasty in a patient with comorbidities and inpatient sudden cardiac death.

Keywords : Aortic valve stenosis; Balloon valvuloplasty; Sudden death.

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