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Over The Counter Treatment For Absent Pulmonary Valve
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 function of the "right" (vs. Left) sided heart chambers, but the heart may compensate by itself. Any active intervention may be fraught with more risk than benefit, but consulting a pediatric cardiologist is prudent to confirm this & get best advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Respiratory distress: Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare form of congenital heart disease. There are some features that are similar to tetralogy of fallot. Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is different than pulmonary valve atresia. Corrective surgery is required. Typically, the dominant feature early is respiratory distress due to compression of the trachea and bronchi by enlarged pulmonary arteries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Pulmonary valve atresia causes intense cyanosis and possibly respiratory distress. An absent pulmonary valve (tetralogy of fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome) presents with a heart murmur and respiratory distress. They usually have very dilated pulmonary arteries that compress the airways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (patent ductus arteriosus). It often occurs as part of a condition called tetralogy of fallot. There is usually a hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart (ventricular septal defect). Surgery as a newborn is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 in most babies with absent pulmonary valve syndrome is that the pulmonary arteries are very large, and often associated with problems with the airways. Surgery is required to repair the problems in the heart and repair the pulmonary arteries. ...Read more
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 Disease Association. (www.achaheart.org) website. They will have their annual meeting in Chicago Sept 5th-7th and much of it revolves around patients and their families. I have spoke at it before and it is an excellent meeting. Please check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Structural differences are minimal. They are both fibrous and usually have three cusps. The tricuspid is anchored to tiny muscles called papillary muscles. The functional differences are more relevant. The tricuspid regulates blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle, while the pulmonary valve stands between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am using artificial pulmonary valve(bio) and have to do another pvr surgeries, is it possible for me to do pvr using catheter?
Excellent: Isolated pulmonary valve stenosis, even if severe, has an excellent long-term outcome. Mild pulmonary valve stenosis is typically asymptomatic with normal exercise tolerance and normal lifespan. Significant pulmonary valve stenosis typically can be successfully treated with balloon valvuloplasty (a safe procedure) and after treatment, patients have an excellent long-term outcome. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get the flu shot: Of course after a pulmonary valve replacement or repair, your child is going to be in the cardiac ICU for a period of time and on the floor. There's going to be ample time to get advice on what to do. Make sure they get the flu shot, and more than likely your child is going to need antibiotics before dental cleanings and certain medical procedures. Make sure they always get that taken care of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please tell me the post op recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?
How do they know murmur is innocent if pulmonary valve is not well seen on echo, would doppler show signs even if valve was not seen well?
When i was 8yrs old, my pulmonary valve was removed, not replaced, from stenosis. How common is this?
Incidence: This anomaly occurs in about 8 of every 10,000 people (live births). ...Read more
The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards ...Read more
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