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Dr. James Lin
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Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis (Overview)

Valvular pulmonic stenosis describes the condition where the valves between the heart and large artery to the lungs becomes narrow and stiff due to calcification.


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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. James Lin
9 doctors shared insights

Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis (Overview)

Valvular pulmonic stenosis describes the condition where the valves between the heart and large artery to the lungs becomes narrow and stiff due to calcification.


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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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Managing Spinal Stenosis (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for relief
Daily
Get an Xray/MRI if not better in 6 weeks
Once
See a spine specialist if not better in 6 weeks
Once
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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 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 depends 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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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. Payam Mehranpour
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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