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Usefulness of contrast injection during balloon aortic valvuloplasty before transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a pilot study

EuroIntervention 2014;10:241-247 published online ahead of print December 2013. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I2A39

Marco Barbanti
Marco Barbanti1,2*, MD; Carmelo Sgroi1, MD, FSCAI; Sebastiano Immè1, MD; Patrizia Aruta1, MD; Wanda Deste1, MD; Simona Gulino1, MD; Stefano Cannata1, MD; Alessandra Giarratana1, MD; Vera Bottari1, MD; Daniela Giannazzo1, MD; Valeria Garretto3, MD; Martina Patanè1, MD; Emanuele Benvenuto1, MD; Davide Capodanno1, MD; Corrado Tamburino1,2, MD, PhD, FESC, FSCAI
1. Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy; 2. Excellence Through Newest Advances (ETNA) Foundation, Catania, Italy; 3. Department of Radiology, Vittorio Eman

Aims: To describe a technique of simultaneous aortography and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) before transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and to show how this technique affec

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