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Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in conjunction with optimal medical management remains a safe and feasible treatment option for some patients. Stanford's interventional cardiologists perform BAV in severe aortic stenosis patients, who require urgent non-cardiac surgery and as a bridge to transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement in decompensated patients who cannot tolerate more definitive therapy.
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