When is valvuloplasty considered in the treatment of aortic stenosis?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Valvuloplasty can be considered in cases of severe heart failure or cardiogenic shock for the following patients:

  • Patients with other comorbid conditions with a very short life expectancy

  • Patients who refuse surgery

  • Patients with heart failure who need an urgent, major noncardiac surgical procedure

  • Pregnant patients with critical aortic stenosis

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