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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis (Overview)

Valvular pulmonic stenosis is the condition of an abnormal narrowing of the pulmonic valve. The pulmonic valve is between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery and prevents reverse flow back into the right ventricle. Of the valve conditions, PS is rare, but when present can result in problems of the right ventricle which has to work harder to overcome the narrowed orifice of the PS.


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What are the tests for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

What are the tests for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

EKG& Echocadiogram: • electrocardiogram (ekg): an ekg is used to evaluate the electrical activity of your child’s heart. Echocardiogram: an echocardiogram evaluates the structure and function of your child’s heart using electronically recorded sound waves that produce a moving picture of the heart and heart valves. If your baby has pulmonary valve stenosis, the ultrasound will reveal the malformed pulmonary valve. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
10 doctors shared insights

Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis (Overview)

Valvular pulmonic stenosis is the condition of an abnormal narrowing of the pulmonic valve. The pulmonic valve is between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery and prevents reverse flow back into the right ventricle. Of the valve conditions, PS is rare, but when present can result in problems of the right ventricle which has to work harder to overcome the narrowed orifice of the PS.


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What are the symptoms of valvular pulmonic stenosis?

What are the symptoms of valvular pulmonic stenosis?

Depends: Unless it is moderate to severe, no symptoms are expected. Moderate to severe would result in exercise intolerance, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exercise. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

What is the treatment for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

It depends: Cardiac catheterization: balloon dilation or valvuloplasty. This is the most common method of repair for pulmonary valve stenosis. Surgical repair surgical separation of valve leaflets that have become fused, allowing the valve leaflets to open properly and surgery to replace the valve. ...Read more

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What are the tests for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

EKG& Echocadiogram: • electrocardiogram (ekg): an ekg is used to evaluate the electrical activity of your child’s heart. Echocardiogram: an echocardiogram evaluates the structure and function of your child’s heart using electronically recorded sound waves that produce a moving picture of the heart and heart valves. If your baby has pulmonary valve stenosis, the ultrasound will reveal the malformed pulmonary valve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valvular pulmonic stenosis?

Depends: Unless it is moderate to severe, no symptoms are expected. Moderate to severe would result in exercise intolerance, shortness of breath or chest discomfort with exercise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Valvular pulmonic stenosis?

What is the definition or description of: Valvular pulmonic stenosis?

Pulmonic Stenosis: Valvular pulmonic stenosis is the condition of an abnormal narrowing of the pulmonic valve. The pulmonic valve is between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery and prevents reverse flow back into the right ventricle. Of the valve conditions, PS is rare, but when present can result in problems of the right ventricle which has to work harder to overcome the narrowed orifice of the PS. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

It depends: Cardiac catheterization: balloon dilation or valvuloplasty. This is the most common method of repair for pulmonary valve stenosis. Surgical repair surgical separation of valve leaflets that have become fused, allowing the valve leaflets to open properly and surgery to replace the valve. ...Read more

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What should I do about my pulmonic stenosis?

Pulmonary artery ste: I depend on your age. If you are older than 18 you should see a cardiologist with specialization in adult congenital disorders. If you know of this diagnosis, presumably you have already seen a specialist.

Depending on how significant the gradient is, you may need to have valve surgery. This can be done by traditional open-heart surgery or by transcatheter minimally invasive methods. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't correct pulmonic stenosis in your child?

What happens if you don't correct pulmonic stenosis in your child?

Pulmonary stenosis: Pulmonary stenosis can be mild, moderate or severe depending on echo findings. If mild or moderate pulmonary stenosis, it can be just watched without intervention. If severe, it will need to have ballon inserted in it and dilate it. If severe ps left untreated, it can cause breathing problems and heart failure. ...Read more

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What do you have to do to fix pulmonic stenosis in a young kid?

Depends on severity: Many cases of pulmonary stenosis are mild and require no treatment. For more significant stenosis, a balloon catheter is used to stretch open the valve. Infrequently surgery may be required to repair or replace the valve. ...Read more

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If I have pulmonic stenosis as a baby, what are the chances that my child will as well?

If I have pulmonic stenosis as a baby, what are the chances that my child will as well?

The chances are low: The risk of a mother with congenital heart disease giving birth to a child with congenital heart disease is greater than the for a mother who does not have congenital heart disease, but still only a few percent. The defect in the child is often not the same as the mother. The exception would be syndromes that have known associations with congenital heart disease where the risk is much higher. ...Read more

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How come we got diastolic murmur in pulmonic stenosis?

How come we got diastolic murmur in pulmonic stenosis?

Irrelevant: Systolic/diastolic irrelevant. Degree of pulmonic stenosis determined on echo and cardiac cath. Depending on severity, corrective intervention warranted. ...Read more

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Will my child need a heart transplant if he has pulmonic stenosis?

Will my child need a heart transplant if he has pulmonic stenosis?

No: Pulmonary stenosis (ps) without other heart problems is relatvely easy to manage. Only a small fraction of children with ps require any sort of repair, which is often possible with a catheter procedure rather than surgery. Heart transplant would not be considered unless there were other more severe cardiac issues in addition to ps. ...Read more

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How does a valvular stenosis affect the right and left sides of the heart?

Stenosis: It depends on which valve is stenotic. Mitral stenosis increases pressure in the lungs and right heart. Aortic stenosis is a pressure overload of the left ventricle. Pulmonary and tricuspid stenoses are rarer. ...Read more

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What is valvular aortic stenosis?

Narrowed heart valve: The aortic valve is between the left ventricle and the aorta. It ensures that blood flows from the heart to the body and not backwards. When the valve is malformed, it does not open fully and the ventricle must work harder to push blood to the body. The medical term for this condition is stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for valvular aortic stenosis?

What are the tests for valvular aortic stenosis?

Several: Echo-cardiogram comes to mind but some are doing cardiac mri's & even functional cardiac mri's. ...Read more

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What will be done to treat valvular aortic stenosis?

What will be done to treat valvular aortic stenosis?

Valve replacement: If aortic valve stenosis is critical will require an aortic valve replacement. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with valvular aortic stenosis?

What are the symptoms associated with valvular aortic stenosis?

The symptoms ranges: From mild to severe. Aortic valve stenosis signs and symptoms typically develop when narrowing of the valve is severe and can include: chest pain (angina) or tightness, feeling faint or fainting with exertion, shortness of breath, especially with exertion, fatigue, especially during times of increased activity, heart palpitations sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat, heart murmur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Valvular aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure in the left atrium. ...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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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