Valve injury and repair in balloon aortic valvuloplasty

Andrew Farb, Jeffrey W. Moses, Donald C. Wallerson, Jeffrey P. Gold, Valavanur A. Subramanian

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Aortic valves 0.5, 2.0, and 4.5 months after successful percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) were examined. BAV caused macroscopic and microscopic fractures in calcific deposits. An inflammatory response was identified that may lead to valvular scarring. This process may be an important factor in the development of restenosis after BAV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1989


  • aortic valve stenosis
  • heart valves
  • pathology
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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