Balloon aortic valvuloplasty

Claire E. Raphael, David R. Holmes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is designed to fissure or fracture the calcified aortic valve and separate fused commissures. The role of BAV depends on the specific clinical setting. It may be used as a definitive therapy in patients with severe aortic stenosis with a congenital bicuspid valve. It may be used as a bridge to transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement in degenerative calcific aortic stenosis. Even with contemporary equipment, procedural risks remain at approximately 5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Structural Heart Interventions
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780323672788
ISBN (Print)9780323756242
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • aortic stenosis
  • balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • valvuloplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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