Balloon Dilatation – BPV, BAV

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Balloon Dilatation – BPV, BAV

Balloon valvuloplasty remains the treatment of choice for valvar pulmonary stenosis in patients of all ages. Indications for Ballon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty are similar to surgical indications, namely, symptoms or a resting gradient >= 40mm Hg with the patient sedated in the catheterization laboratory.

BAV technique is widely regarded as the the therapy of first choice for children with valvar AS of sufficient severity to warrant intervention. Aortic Valvuloplasty is indicated regardless of valve gradient in the newborn with isolated critical valvar AS who is ductal dependent or in children with isolated valvar AS who have depressed left ventricular systolic function (Level of Evidence:B)