Percutaneous aortic balloon valvotomy

Palliative treatment for elderly pool with symptomatic and you like the nurses and high risk for surgery.

Increasingly used as a bridge to a more definitive surgical replacement or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Associated with an in-hospital mortality of 8.8%.

Complication rate approximately 29% with respiratory, cardiac, and vascular complications being the most common.

Associated with a length of stay of approximately nine days.

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