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medicine for absent pulmonary valve

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Obvious at birth: Pulmonary valve atresia will render the child blue at birth and the pediatric cardiology team will probably be able to make the call in a very short t ... Read More
Dr. Francesca Byrne
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiogram: Absent pulmonary valve can be diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiogram.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Obvious at birth: Pulmonary valve atresia will render the child blue at birth and the pediatric cardiology team will probably be able to make the call in a very short t ... Read More
Dr. David Malpass
33 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Pulmonary valve atresia causes intense cyanosis and possibly respiratory distress. An absent pulmonary valve (tetralogy of fallot with absent pulmonar ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Absent/ never formed: The defect occurs when an unopen artery without a valve cannot carry blood to the lungs. This is ok during pregnancy since fetal lungs don't need to r ... Read More
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Rare CHD: A rare congenital heart defect. The pulmonary valve doesn’t form and not enough blood can flow to the lungs to get oxygen; only through the PDA (paten ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Absent pulmonary: Absent pulmonary valve is a congenital defect (occurring at birth). The pulmonary valve of the heart is absent or poorly formed. It can occur as a s ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Rare defect: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect. Some of the features are similar to tetralogy of fallot. An important difference ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Culbertson
35 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
ACHD - National Org: I think your best source of both information and the ability to connect with others with VSD/absent pulmonary valve is the American Congenital Heart D ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Serious: This is a serious problem, but generally is correctable with the proper surgery.What happens is that the heart does not handle your blood properly lea ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Probably none needed: If born this way, there probably is nothing that absolutely needs to be done because of an absent pulmonic valve per se. The valve adds to efficient ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Incidence: This anomaly occurs in about 8 of every 10,000 people (live births).
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talk to your doctor: This is the role your doctor should be taking- talk to you about the pros and cons on different options. If you don't trust his judgment, then you ne ... Read More
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