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.

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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...

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...

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...

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

Good. Mild pulmonary valve stenosis is almost never symptomatic. The condition rarely progresses after the first year. Thence children can play sports normally and live normal lives. Read more...
Good. Mild pulmonary stenosis is very well tolerated. Many can be watched, but it may need to be treated. Treatment can be done successfully in the cath lab. Assuming there are no other issues or complication, children should go on to live a long, healthy right. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...