Balloon aortic valvuloplasty: Failure to improve long-term survival for the elderly


Journal Article

In this study of 165 elderly patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis treated with balloon valvuloplasty, long-term event-free and actuarial survival was poor regardless of symptoms at presentation and resembled the natural history of untreated aortic stenosis. Independent predictors of decreased event-free survival were younger age and low left ventricular ejection fraction. Selected patients, however, underwent subsequent aortic valve replacement with good results.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, A; Harrison, JK; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • December 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 32 - 36

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-6607

Citation Source

  • Scopus