Chapter 54. Balloon Valvuloplasty: Aortic Valve

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Daniel J Diver and
  2. Jeffrey A Breall

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch54

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Diver, D. J. and Breall, J. A. (2002) Balloon Valvuloplasty: Aortic Valve, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch54

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • aortic stenosis;
  • balloon aortic valvuloplasty;
  • left ventricular function;
  • restenosis;
  • aortic valve surgery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aortic stenosis: natural history and prognosis

  • Surgery for aortic stenosis

  • Development of balloon aortic valvuloplasty

  • Mechanism of balloon aortic valvuloplasty

  • Initial results of balloon aortic valvuloplasty

  • Follow up

  • Predictors of outcome following balloon aortic valvuloplasty

  • Repeat balloon aortic valvuloplasty

  • Aortic valve surgery after balloon aortic valvuloplasty

  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty v aortic valve surgery

  • Specific indications for balloon valvuloplasty

  • Conclusions