What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for absent pulmonary valve?

Probably none needed. If born this way, there probably is nothing that absolutely needs to be done because of an absent pulmonic valve per se. The valve adds to efficient function of the "right" (vs. Left) sided heart chambers, but the heart may compensate by itself. Any active intervention may be fraught with more risk than benefit, but consulting a pediatric cardiologist is prudent to confirm this & get best advice.

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What happens if you are? Born? With a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Serious. This is a serious problem, but generally is correctable with the proper surgery.What happens is that the heart does not handle your blood properly leading to potential heart and tissue damage from overwork and lack of oxygen. Read more...
Cyanosis. This is an extreme type of tetralogy of fallot (tof with pulmonary valve atresia). It results in intense cyanosis and possibly respiratory distress, usually within the first 1-2 days of life when the ductus arteriosus closes. These babies require special medicine after birth (pge1) and surgical intervention directed at providing a reliable source of pulmonary blood flow. Read more...
Respiratory distress. Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare form of congenital heart disease. There are some features that are similar to tetralogy of fallot. Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is different than pulmonary valve atresia. Corrective surgery is required. Typically, the dominant feature early is respiratory distress due to compression of the trachea and bronchi by enlarged pulmonary arteries. Read more...

Is anyone born or diagnosed with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

Rare defect. Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is a rare congenital heart defect. Some of the features are similar to tetralogy of fallot. An important difference in most babies with absent pulmonary valve syndrome is that the pulmonary arteries are very large, and often associated with problems with the airways. Surgery is required to repair the problems in the heart and repair the pulmonary arteries. Read more...

Where can I find other people with a v.S.D with absent pulmonary valve?

ACHD - National Org. I think your best source of both information and the ability to connect with others with VSD/absent pulmonary valve is the American Congenital Heart Disease Association. (www.achaheart.org) website. They will have their annual meeting in Chicago Sept 5th-7th and much of it revolves around patients and their families. I have spoke at it before and it is an excellent meeting. Please check it out. Read more...
Support groups. Check out this website for links to a variety of support groups and ways to connect with other people like yourself: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/heartdefects/links.html. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Absent pulmonary valve?

Absent pulmonary. Absent pulmonary valve is a congenital defect (occurring at birth). The pulmonary valve of the heart is absent or poorly formed. It can occur as a single defect or as the part of a complex congenital heart condition such as Tetralogy of Fallot. Read more...

What are the tests for absent pulmonary valve?

Obvious at birth. Pulmonary valve atresia will render the child blue at birth and the pediatric cardiology team will probably be able to make the call in a very short time. If this has happened to you, i wish you and your child the best of luck; today's surgery helps many of these babies. Read more...

What are the symptoms of absent pulmonary valve?

Obvious at birth. Pulmonary valve atresia will render the child blue at birth and the pediatric cardiology team will probably be able to make the call in a very short time. If this has happened to you, i wish you and your child the best of luck; today's surgery helps many of these babies. Read more...
Depends. Pulmonary valve atresia causes intense cyanosis and possibly respiratory distress. An absent pulmonary valve (tetralogy of fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome) presents with a heart murmur and respiratory distress. They usually have very dilated pulmonary arteries that compress the airways. Read more...

What sort of problem is an absent pulmonary valve?

Absent/ never formed. The defect occurs when an unopen artery without a valve cannot carry blood to the lungs. This is ok during pregnancy since fetal lungs don't need to receive blood & add o2.Blood is pumped thru bypass circuits to the body.After birth, when lungs must supply o2, this can be a fatal defect.If recognized early, drs can keep the bypass open & heart surgeons can reroute the flow with open heart surgery. Read more...
Rare CHD. A rare congenital heart defect. The pulmonary valve doesn’t form and not enough blood can flow to the lungs to get oxygen; only through the PDA (patent ductus arteriosus). It often occurs as part of a condition called tetralogy of fallot. There is usually a hole between the left and right ventricles of the heart (ventricular septal defect). Surgery as a newborn is required. Read more...