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Dr. Jason Adler Dr. Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
20 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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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Valve (Definition)

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


Dr. Jason Adler Dr. Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
20 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How is a pulmonary valve stenosis treated?

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

Dr. William Scott Dr. Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can pulmonary valve stenosis cure itself over time?

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

Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz Dr. Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jason Adler Dr. Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
20 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jason Adler Dr. Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
20 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Richard Humes Dr. Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are the postoperative recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

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

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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My eight month old daughter was just diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis. Can you tell me more about this?

My eight month old daughter was just diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis. Can you tell me more about this?

Severity?: It is a congenital defect in which the valve that allows blood to pass out of the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery and lungs doesn't open properly. If mild, it causes no symptoms. If severe, it can strain the right ventricle which eventually will fail. The valve can be stretched open with a catheter (valvuloplasty) or replaced with surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What do you suggest if my eight month old daughter was just diagnosed with pulmonary valve stenosis. anyone have an experience with this?

Pulmonary stenosis: She needs to be evaluated by a Pediatric Cardiologist. Then you need to get a discussion from that Doc. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What is the prognosis of mild pulmonary valve stenosis of my 2-month-old baby?

What is the prognosis of mild pulmonary valve stenosis of my 2-month-old baby?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Amster Dr. Amster
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What are the post op suggestions for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

What are the post op suggestions for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Humes Dr. Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can you please tell me the post op recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Regular follow-up: Regular follow-up with your pediatric cardiologist to see how the valve behaves as the child grows. Some of the answer depends upon whether the valve was repaired surgically on with a balloon catheter. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Daughter had pulmonary valve stenosis and balloon cath was done. After 8yrs she now has a leaky valve. What is the next step?

Daughter had pulmonary valve stenosis and balloon cath was done. After 8yrs she now has a leaky valve. What is the next step?

See cardiologist: The child needs to be evaluated by a cardiologist. Once a diagnosis has been firmly established, as well as consequences of the situation at this time, then a treatment plan can be organized. This may involve medical management. Or may progress to needing surgery to fix the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Daughter had pulmonary valve stenosis and the balloon cath was done. She now has a leaky valve after 8 yrs. What is the next step?

RV size?: Pulmonary valve insufficiency is common after surgery or balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary valve stenosis. The most reliable sign predicting the severity of the insufficiency is the size of the right ventricle. If the right ventricle is normal in size or mildly increased, nothing need be done except follow-up. If the right ventricle becomes severely enlarged, valve replacement is required. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Diaz Dr. Diaz
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Chao
Radiology
34 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is surgery used to fix pulmonary valve stenosis?

Is surgery used to fix pulmonary valve stenosis?

I think you mean: Pulmonary artery stenosis. Do a web search on this. It is usually associated with pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Humes Dr. Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How do I know when will they do surgery to fix pulmonary valve stenosis?

Depends on severity: Pulmonary stenosis can often be "fixed" in the cath lab with a balloon catheter. Mild stenosis is well tolerated and can often just be left alone. Surgery is used usually only after a balloon procedure was unsuccessful. Of possible more concern is the amount of pulmonary leak or regurgitation and the effect that this has on the right ventricle which may require pv replacement. ...Read more

Dr. David Malpass Dr. Malpass
Pediatrics - Cardiology
29 years in practice
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of absent pulmonary valve?

What are the symptoms of absent pulmonary valve?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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What happens if you are ?Born?With a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

What happens if you are ?Born?With a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

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 more

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Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

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

Pulmonary Valve (Definition)

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


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