Therapy for severe aortic valve stenosis in infants and children has shifted from the operating suite to the catheterization laboratory and even to the bedside as a direct result of improved catheter technology, evolving techniques, and comparable results to conventional surgical intervention. This review summarizes the brief history pertaining to the various techniques and outcomes of transcatheter balloon valvuloplasty in infants and children with critical or severe aortic valve stenosis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine