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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. Jeffrey Wint
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Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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 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?

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 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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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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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

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What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

No problem: It means that there is probably some thickening of the valve or very early narrowing of the valve but not enough to actually block blood flow. ...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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When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis?

When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis?

Many factors: The most important factor is, are you symptomatic? If you have any symptoms, surgical intervention is recommended. 50% of patients who develop symptoms from as will not survive more than 2 years. Other parameters to look at are the mean gradient > 40, velocity > 4 m/s, and aortic valve area <1 cm2.
If any of these are met, you should consider surgery. ...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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Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Qualitative?: The aortic valve is the valve that connects the heart (left ventricle, a pumping chamber) with the aorta (the blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis means that there is not free forward flow through the aortic valve, or in other words, there is obstruction. Aortic regurgitation means that there is back flow through the aortic valve from the aorta back to the heart. ...Read more

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Echo results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Mixd plaques no stenosis found. Pls expln.

Echo results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Mixd plaques no stenosis found. Pls expln.

More info: So I'm a little confused because an echocardiogram can't really see plaques. I can explain the concentric lvh: this means that the heart muscle is thickened; the most common reasons are because of longstanding high blood pressure or narrowing of the aortic valve. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy help with valvular aortic stenosis?

Not as of now: Not as of now. The only treatment currently is valve replacement. ...Read more

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Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Not Typically: This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected. It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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Blood oxygen at 73 no breath very weak started about a month ago and steadily getting worse, going from one room to the next I need to rest to move again, lungs are clear heart fine but in a lot of pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis and four vertebrae bo

Blood oxygen at 73 no breath very weak started about a month ago and steadily getting worse, going from one room to the next I need to rest to move again, lungs are clear heart fine but in a lot of pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis and four vertebrae bo

Smoker? COPD?: Blood oximetry at 73% is generally not good news. It points to a problem with ur lung or heart. Were u ever a smoker? That cd explain breathing & back problems. U may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which comes from yrs of smoking. See ur doctor quickly to get diagnosed. While COPD damage cannot be reversed, ur symptoms can b treated w/ inhalers, & oximetry improved. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

Trace pulmonic valvular regurgitation what does these mean? Mild concentric left ventricular hypertrophy?

Trace PI is benign: However mild LVH is thickening of heart muscle frequently associated with hypertension. ...Read more

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HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing, just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have other reasons to be followed more frequently by your doc ...Read more

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Can children have spinal stenosis or just adults?

Can children have spinal stenosis or just adults?

Yes: Both children and adults can suffer from spinal stenosis. In children, spinal stenosis is usually as a result of a congenital problem. In adults, the narrowing of the spinal canal often results from arthritis or instability of the spinal column. ...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. Andrew Berry
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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