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What is the risk for stroke with balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

What is the risk for stroke with balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

2-6%: For balloon valvuliplasty of the aortic valve, the risk of stroke us 2-6%, depending on the experience if the physician performing it and the characteristics of the patient's aorta and aortic valve (if they have a lot of calcium, the risk is higher). ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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What are the odds of having a stroke with having a balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

What are the odds of having a stroke with having a balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

It depends: It really depends on a couple of things. Patient age is a factor. Degree of calcification of the valve is a factor as well as coronary disease. Serious complications can be as high as 15% with 7% vascular complications (access site). The procedure is best done as a bridge to either a surgical valve replacement or more recently, tavr (a way of inserting a new valve using a catheter. ...Read more

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How much risk for stroke is there with balloon valvuloplasty?

Significant: It depends on the valve being treated. The aortic valve has the highest risk of stroke, usually quoted as about 1% or 2%. ...Read more

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What does balloon valvuloplasty help with? What is some of the issues that may indicate that this procedure might help the patient.

What does balloon valvuloplasty  help with? What is some of the issues that may indicate that this procedure might help the patient.

Mainly structure : in a valve which doesn't open completely, the leaflets may be restricted due to fibrous adhesions or calcification. Valvuloplasty, a ballon is put into the opening, and expanded to "crack" the adhesions and allow more opening of the valve. It can be complicated by valve injury (leading to a leaking valve or regurgitate flow. Also particles could break off causing problems downstream ...Read more

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What issues (problems) can a heart person have. That would indicate that balloon valvuloplasty might be the right decision (Choice) to make.

Risk factors: Balloon valvuloplasty is usually a temporary measure for patients that may be too high risk for surgery or have some temporary problem that precludes surgery at that time. It may also be done to see if it helps symptoms improve. In general though it's effects are usually only temporary, not generally long lasting or a definitive solution. ...Read more

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How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

Counterpulsation: The iabp fills with helium during diastole, forcing blood in the aorta to circulate around the body and then deflates quickly during systole, making it easier for the left ventricle to eject blood. ...Read more

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How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

Intra-aortic pump: during diastole ( when the heart relaxes), the pump is inflated forcing blood to the coronary arteries, and during systole ( when the heart contract), the balloon pump deflates allowing blood to past through the aorta, the pump is used to facilitate myocardium ( heart muscle) oxygenation after severe myocardial infarction ( heart attack) ...Read more

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Could valvuloplasty work for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis?

Could valvuloplasty work for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis?

No: This is a temporizing measure for those too sick to undergo definitive treatment. In patients who can tolerate definitive therapy, it is unwise. It would be foolish to choose it. While some may be seduced by its less invasive nature, it is no match for the results archived by surgical treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Dr. John Breinholt
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Valvuloplasty (Definition)

Valvulo means valve. Plasty means repair. So repair of a valve. Often refers to repair of damaged heart ...Read more