Pulmonary Valve Stenosis

Pulmonary valve stenosis, otherwise known as pulmonary or pulmonic stenosis, is a valve defect resulting in reduced flow in the pulmonary artery that carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. This is generally a congenital condition characterized by a constricted pulmonary valve opening which regulates the blood flow.

Mild forms of this condition often go undetected in childhood due to lack of apparent symptoms, but a pronounced heart murmur in children often indicates severe pulmonary valve stenosis which requires surgical intervention.

In adults, angina or chest pain, shortness of breath, and bouts of fainting on exertion may point to a hitherto undiagnosed valve defect. When detected in adults, it can be often corrected through balloon valvuloplasty, an alternate option to valve replacement. A catheter is guided into the pulmonary valve and the three cusps that control it are separated by inflating the balloon at the tip of the catheter. Recently the pulmonary valve can be replaced using cardiac Cath.

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Yasser Elnahas

MD, PHD, Professor Of CardioVascular Surgery
Dr. Yasser Elnahas, Is an associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Elnahas was trained as a fellow At Texas Heart Institute And Mayo Clinic Foundation.Dr. Elnahas is dedicated to educating the general public about different disease conditions and simplifying the medical knowledge in an easy to understand terminology.

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