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What are the causes of pulmonary stenosis?

What are the causes of pulmonary stenosis?

Pulmonary Stenosis: Please look at www.mayoclinic.org then search for pulmonary stenosis for a great discussion. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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What's the prognosis for pulmonary stenosis? also, how is it treated?

What's the prognosis for pulmonary stenosis? also, how is it treated?

It depends: On the severity and reasons for having pulmonary stenosis. Many patients who have mild pulmonic stenosis live normal, healthy lives and never require treatment. Other cases of severe, symptomatic stenosis benefit from surgery. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pulmonary stenosis in my 2 year old son?

Birth defect: Pulmonary stenosis is one of congenital heart defects presenting as isolated finding or as a part of multiple defects, e.g., tetralogy of fallot. ...Read more

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How can a mild case of Pulmonary Stenosis be treated in a baby? Can it go away?

How can a mild case of Pulmonary Stenosis be treated in a baby? Can it go away?

See cardiologist: Pulmonary stenosis does not go away but can be treated, Talk to your cardiologist who will explain to you how your baby is coping with it at present and when to do the treatment if he needs one. ...Read more

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My 6 yo has been diagnosed w/ mild pulmonary stenosis. My concern is, he coughs everytime he wakes in the morning for a month now. What should I do?

My 6 yo has been diagnosed w/ mild pulmonary stenosis. My concern is, he coughs everytime he wakes in the morning for a month now. What should I do?

Likely unrelated: Early morning cough is more likely related to irritants in his sleeping environment/nasal drainage. Mild PS is unlikely to produce any lung related symptoms. This is something you should bring up with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary stenosis, what is the best treatment?

I have pulmonary stenosis, what is the best treatment?

Valve surgery.: It depends on severity. Mild disease can be treated medically, but in more severe disease valve surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Are you allowed to do mild weight lifting with pulmonary stenosis?

Use caution: Small weights (5-10 lbs) in a supervised setting is likely ok to start with. Talk to your pulmonologist to see is she or he can get you in a supervised rehab program. ...Read more

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Do you have to have fatigue if you have pulmonary stenosis? What are all the symptoms?

Usually no symptoms: Pulmonary valve stenosis is usually asymptomatic. However, if there is severe pulmonary valve stenosis, then there can be decreased cardiac output, which could cause fatigue. Also, if there is long-standing significant pulmonary valve stenosis, then there may be development of right ventricular dysfunction, and it may not be reversible even with therapy to relieve the valve stenosis. ...Read more

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How can I find a dr to offer a free reverse tubal after my 5 month old suddenly died of pulmonary stenosis?

Sorry for loss: First, I am very sorry for your loss. Finding free care is very challenging. It would be best to explore care that is supported by healthcare insurance first.
Recently people have done online campaigns to support individuals with serious healthcare needs.
If you cannot find free care you may benefit from shopping around to various facilities and Providers for cost and quality ...Read more

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Does a murmur from pulmonary stenosis sound different from an innocent murmur?

Pulmonary stenosis: Many innocent murmurs are flow through the pulmonary artery because it is close to the chest wall. Actual pulmonary valve stenosis has associated findings which help identify it on physical exam in addition to the murmur. The actual murmur may be somewhat similar. When a question exists echocardiography generally will answer the question. ...Read more

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Is the murmur of pulmonary stenosis fairly unique? Fairly obvious when its heard? I.E. Wide split s2etc. Or does it sound like innocent murmur?

Yes and no: The murmur of pulmonary stenosis is diffierent from an innocent murmur but other heart conditions cause split s2 (racepinephrine). The murmur has a crescendo-decrescendo shape, and a harsh quality. Because it takes longer for the right ventricle to eject its load of blood through the stenotic valve, the closure of the pulmonary valve is delayed. This causes the splitting of the second heart sound. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 yrs old. At 6wks old was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis.When she was 5yrs old found out she had asthma. Could this be related.

My daughter is 6 yrs old. At 6wks old was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis.When she was 5yrs old found out she had asthma. Could this be related.

Probably Not: Though both related to the lungs, valvar pulmonary stenosis would not plausibly be linked to asthma. The stenosis would cause extra work on the right ventricle (which pumps blood to the lungs), but it shouldn't be associated with asthma. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary stenosis? Lung or heart problem?

What is pulmonary stenosis? Lung or heart problem?

Heart valve problem: Pulmonic stenosis is narrowing of the heart valve leading from the right ventricle to the lung. If valve is constricted it can lead to "backup" of venous blood into the liver, and veins can cause symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue. May require surgery or opening it up with a balloon valvuoplasty. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play sports or do a water apnea with a congenital pulmonary stenosis? (already with tricuspide insufficiency and respiratory failiure)?

Is it safe to play sports or do a water apnea with a congenital pulmonary stenosis? (already with tricuspide insufficiency and respiratory failiure)?

M.D. visit/test: If you have significant limitations in your daily activities such as walking up a flight of stairs, exertion in sports will worsen your condition. It is best to check with your physician, and to obtain an exercise test and/or a six-minute walk test. I hope that you do well. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary valve stenosis?

What is pulmonary valve stenosis?

Pulmonary stenosis: Pulmonary stenosis is used to describe a condition in which the heart valve which is associated with the right-sided heart chamber which pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs is narrowed thereby impeding blood flow to the lungs. ...Read more

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How is a pulmonary valve stenosis treated?

Pulmonary stenosis: Treatment for pulmonary valve stenosis varies depending upon the severity of stenosis and symptoms, and whether this is an isolated finding or there are other comorbid issues. Generally patients with mild to moderate stenosis may not require intervention, whereas patients with moderate to severe stenosis might require a catheter -or surgical-based approach to open up the narrowing. ...Read more

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What are the management options for a neonate with pulmonary valvular stenosis?

What are the management options for a neonate with pulmonary valvular stenosis?

Pulmonary stenosis: Patients with pulmonary valve stenosis generally receive one of three management strategies, depending upon severity of symptoms and degree of stenosis as well as how abnormal the valve itself is: one, balloon valvuloplasty, consists of opening the valve through a catheter inserted into the heart; two, involves surgical to repair/replace valve; third, continued monitoring until intervention needed. ...Read more

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What are recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

What are recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Pulmonary stenosis: There are a number of variables that pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons take into consideration when determining how to approach pulmonary valve stenosis in a neonate. Generally speaking, a catheter-based approach is desirable to avoid surgery, and may be attempted first provided that the anatomy and other patient factors are amenable to that. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary valve stenosis cure itself over time?

No: Pulmonary valve stenosis may be mild and remain so for many years, but it does not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get treated if you have pulmonary valve stenosis?

Depends: Depends on age, size of infundibulum, pulmonary annulus, tricuspid or bicuspid valve or degree of pulmonary atresia, primary or redo after previous congenital cardiac surgical repair. If it is a newborn and the annulus size is good and magoon ratio good, simple balloon angioplasty can be considered. Later on stented bioprosthesis can be considered. Otherwise, pulmonary homograft at birth may be need. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulmonary fibrosis and stenosis?

See below: Pulmonary fibrosis is, generally speaking, scarring of the lungs. Certain types progress faster than others. There is no such thing as pulmonary stenosis (narrowing). You can have a narrowing of the airways which is a completely different problem and may be treated with stents. And refers to the large airways so is different from asthma and copd. Hope this is not too confusing! ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of mild to moderate pulmonary valve stenosis?

What is the prognosis of mild to moderate pulmonary valve stenosis?

Pulmonary stenosis: Mild to moderate pulmonary valve stenosis generally has a good prognosis. Mild pulmonary valve stenosis usually does not progress, but moderate pulmonary valve stenosis may worsen over time and require surgery. Treatment is generally highly successful allowing people to live high quality lives provided that they do not have other comorbid problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the management options for a 17-day-old neonate with severe(ppg 115mmhg) pulmonary valvular stenosis?

Can you tell me the management options for a 17-day-old neonate with severe(ppg 115mmhg) pulmonary valvular stenosis?

Surgical options: If the baby has had an evaluation for congenital heart disease and structural problems with the heart, the nicu may discuss surgical correction options with you. In addition, there are medications which can temporarily treat the baby to allow growth prior to surgery. ...Read more

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What are the postoperative recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Normal: Aswer somewhat depends upon how it was fixed — surgically or catheter — as well as the result. But most ps has a very good outcome and patients have a normal life. Post-op care is quite minimal. ...Read more

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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more