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

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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lars Erickson
Dr. Lars Erickson
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO

I have had many patients with pulmonic stenosis and they have not needed transplants.
Most people live a perfectly normal life. It depends on the degree of stenosis. Some people may need their valve replaced as adults. A cardiologist can offer more information.

In brief: NO

I have had many patients with pulmonic stenosis and they have not needed transplants.
Most people live a perfectly normal life. It depends on the degree of stenosis. Some people may need their valve replaced as adults. A cardiologist can offer more information.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There is an exception to every rule, but a heart transplant is not something i associate with isolated pulmonary stenosis.

In brief: No

There is an exception to every rule, but a heart transplant is not something i associate with isolated pulmonary stenosis.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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