Clinical research

The role of percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridge for transcatheter aortic valve implantation

EuroIntervention 2011;7:723-729. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I6A115

Francesco Saia
Francesco Saia*, MD, PhD; Cinzia Marrozzini, MD; Carolina Moretti, MD; Cristina Ciuca, MD; Nevio Taglieri, MD; Barbara Bordoni, MD; Gianni Dall’Ara, MD; Laura Alessi, MD; Valerio Lanzillotti, MD; Maria Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Msc; Angelo Branzi, MD; Antonio Marzocchi, MD
Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy

Aims: Many inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) are not immediately eligible for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We evaluated the role of

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