Chapter 25. Retrograde Percutaneous Aortic Valvuloplasty

  1. Thach N. Nguyen MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI Editorial Consultant Honorary Professor of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Director of Cardiology2,3,4,5,6,7,8,
  2. Antonio Colombo MD Director9,
  3. Dayi Hu MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC Director Dean President President-Elect10,11,12,13,14,
  4. Cindy L. Grines MD Editor-in-Chief Vice Chief of Academic Affairs3,15 and
  5. Shigeru Saito MD, FACC, FSCAI, FJCC Director of Cardiology President of NPO TRI International Network16
  1. Ted Feldman MD

Published Online: 6 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312584.ch25

Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks, Third Edition

Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks, Third Edition

How to Cite

Feldman, T. (2007) Retrograde Percutaneous Aortic Valvuloplasty, in Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology: Tips and Tricks, Third Edition (eds T. N. Nguyen, A. Colombo, D. Hu, C. L. Grines and S. Saito), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312584.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, China

  2. 3

    Journal of Interventional Cardiology, USA

  3. 4

    Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

  4. 5

    The Institute of Geriatric Cardiology, General Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing, China

  5. 6

    Nanjing University Hospital, Nanjing, China

  6. 7

    Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  7. 8

    Community Healthcare System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN, USA

  8. 9

    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Milan, Italy

  9. 10

    Heart Center of People's Hospital of Peking University, Beijing, China

  10. 11

    Medical College of Shanghai, Tongji University, Beijing, China

  11. 12

    Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physician (CCCP), Beijing, China

  12. 13

    Chinese Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), Beijing, China

  13. 14

    Chinese Society of Cardiology (CSC), Beijing, Beijing, China

  14. 15

    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA

  15. 16

    Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan

Author Information

  1. Cardiology Department, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169554

Online ISBN: 9781444312584



  • retrograde percutaneous aortic valvuloplasty;
  • left ventricular (LV) apex;
  • inter-ventricular conduction delay (IVCD);
  • atherosclerotic disease;
  • dobutamine infusion;
  • balloon manipulation;
  • calcified aortic valve;
  • balloon deflation;
  • femoral hematoma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Overview

  • Standard Technique

  • Crossing the Aortic Valve

  • Balloon Manipulation

  • Management of Hypotension

  • Sheath Removal

  • Post Procedure Management

  • References