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      The Mechanism of the Obstruction in, Calcific Aortic Stenosis with Bicuspid Valve: A Reason for, Failure of Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty in the Elderly

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          Percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty failed to relieve the obstruction in 2 elderly patients with calcific aortic stenosis. Intraoperative and pathologic examination showed bicuspid aortic valve with symmetric cusps, straight and fibrotic cusp edges and fractured calcific nodules of the aortic valve. Failure of balloon valvuloplasty in these patients, in spite of successful fractures of calcific nodules, was due to inability to influence the spring-like action of the thickened edges of the valve which represents a specific additional cause of obstruction in calcific bicuspid aortic valve of the elderly.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1989
          1989
          12 November 2008
          : 76
          : 6
          : 450-454
          Affiliations
          Department of Cardiology, Meir General Hospital, Kfar-Saba; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
          Article
          174532 Cardiology 1989;76:450–454
          10.1159/000174532
          2611797
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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