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Information/experiences with pulmonary valve replacement risks?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Indication?
Assuming an adult patient, it would be important to determine if replacement is truly necessary.
If the valve is very tight and creating right heart failure or low output syndrome (quite rare), valvuloplasty or removal without replacement may suffice. If the valve is infected, other complications may be present. Best left to the attending cardiologist and consulting surgeon.

In brief: Indication?
Assuming an adult patient, it would be important to determine if replacement is truly necessary.
If the valve is very tight and creating right heart failure or low output syndrome (quite rare), valvuloplasty or removal without replacement may suffice. If the valve is infected, other complications may be present. Best left to the attending cardiologist and consulting surgeon.
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