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Balloon aortic valvuloplasty with two simultaneous balloons via ipsilateral transradial and transbrachial access

EuroIntervention 2021;17:88-89. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-20-00511



Figure 1. BAV with two simultaneous balloons via ipsilateral transradial and transbrachial access. A) Chronic type B aortic dissection extending from the left subclavian artery to the right iliofemoral artery: (a) severely calcified aortic valve; (b) aortic arch; (c) descending thoracic aorta; (d) right iliofemoral artery. Asterisk (*) indicates the true lumen. B) Patent right radial artery and occluded right ulnar artery (white arrow). C) Right brachial artery access. D) BAV with two simultaneous balloons. E) & F) Pre- and post-BAV invasive peak-to-peak gradient. BAV: balloon aortic valvuloplasty

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