Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis
Clinical, Hemodynamic and Pathologic Observations
In 3 patients obstruction to left ventricular outflow was shown to be due to a localized narrowing of the aortic root at the point of insertion of the aortic leaflets. The site of obstruction was localized by left heart catheterization and selective angiography. The pathologic findings in 2 patients are described and the problem of the surgical management of this unusual form of aortic stenosis is discussed.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.