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Congenital Heart Defects: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis




Pulmonary Valve Stenosis is a narrowing of the door (Pulmonic Valve) leading from the large right front chamber (Right Ventricle) to the lungs. When this door is narrowed it does not let enough blood go to the lungs. This will make the Right Ventricle chamber very thick.

If you look at the Heart House you will notice that the Pulmonic Valve door is narrow. The Right Ventricle room is congested and overcrowded and the room is larger and pushing the walls into the other chambers.


Symptoms:
Symptoms of Pulmonary Valve Stenosis would develope in a child very early in life.

If there is only a little narrowing the child may grow with no problems for a long time. However, if it is very severe the child may not have enough oxygen going to his body and he will look pale with very limited energy as he will not even be able to tollerate sucking his feedings. In older children the child may have dizziness, chest pains, or fainting.


If a baby is born with very severe Pulmonary Valve Stenosis he may be blue at birth and may require an immediate balloon valvoplasty operation. On the other hand if the narrowing of the door is not much that child may grow up not needing any medical attention for years to come.
   

Problems with the Walls:
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) : Fix | Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) : Fix

Problems with the Doors:
Tricuspid Valve Atresia : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3 | Ebstein's Anomaly
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
| Aortic Valve Stenosis

Problems with the Chambers:
Hypoplastic Right Ventricle

Problems with the Hallways:
Coarctation of the Aorta : Fix | Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
Transposition of the Great Arteries : Fixed
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Problems with the Plumbing:
Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Arteries from the Pulmonary Artery

Problems Involving More Than One Part of the Heart:
Tetralogy of Fallot : Fixed
Truncus Arteriosus : Fixed | Common Atrioventricular Canal : Fix 1 | Fix 2

Ductus Arteriosus : Fix 1 | Fix 2


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