Retrograde balloon aortic valvuloplasty with the newly invented Inoue
balloon for aortic stenosis accompanied by severe heart failure: a case
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is frequently utilized for selected
high-risk patients who cannot be immediate candidates for transcatheter
aortic valve replacement. We describe a case of high-risk retrograde BAV
performed safely with a newly invented Inoue balloon with stable
fixation and multistage inflation characteristics, without any rapid
ventricular pacing requirements.