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Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis

Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Campus Box 8116-NWT, 1 Children’s Place, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Children 2019, 6(5), 69;
Received: 21 February 2019 / Revised: 1 May 2019 / Accepted: 8 May 2019 / Published: 13 May 2019
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Aortic valve stenosis in children is a congenital heart defect that causes fixed form of hemodynamically significant left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with progressive course. Neonates and young infants who have aortic valve stenosis, usually develop congestive heart failure. Children and adolescents who have aortic valve stenosis, are mostly asymptomatic, although they may carry a small but significant risk of sudden death. Transcatheter or surgical intervention is indicated for symptomatic patients or those with moderate to severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Many may need reintervention.
Keywords: congenital aortic stenosis; balloon aortic valvuloplasty; surgical aortic valvuloplasty; congenital heart disease congenital aortic stenosis; balloon aortic valvuloplasty; surgical aortic valvuloplasty; congenital heart disease
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