The combined effects of balloon valvuloplasty and surgical weight loss in treatment of aortic stenosis

Christopher M. Tangren, Linda Cripe, Robert H. Beekman, Kimberly Wilson, Thomas H. Inge*

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Abstract

We report a case of a patient with a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve and extreme obesity who developed severe aortic stenosis. She dramatically improved after the combined use of balloon valvuloplasty and Roux en Y gastric bypass. Gastric bypass surgery has promise for patients with congenital cardiac disease whose treatment is complicated by extreme obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1443-1445
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Bariatric
  • Gastric bypass
  • Morbid obesity
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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