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Pulmonary valve stenosis is a deformity of the pulmonary valve, when it slows its blood flow. The pulmonary valve is responsible for the supply of blood to the lungs. In most cases, this disease develops even before a child's birth. According to the American website MedScape.com, 12% cases of all congenital heart defects are pulmonary valve stenosis. In adults, 15% of heart defects are caused by this disease and it can develop in 50% of patients with congenital heart disease. It is equally common in men and women. Patients who undergo surgery have a favorable prognosis, with 96% of patients surviving and having normal life expectancy.
In most cases, this disease develops if the valve did not form in the right way during fetal development. Usually it occurs either because of a genetic predisposition or adverse environmental conditions that affected a woman during her pregnancy. Smoking and consumption of alcohol by a mother can also contribute to the development of a congenital heart defect in her baby.
In rare cases, however, pulmonary valve stenosis can occur during a person’s lifetime. Infectious diseases such as rheumatic fever or carcinoid syndrome can damage heart valves and cause pulmonary valve stenosis.
Pulmonary valve stenosis is in most cases diagnosed when a doctor listens to a patient’s heart murmur. Modern diagnostic methods include:
Valve replacement is usually used if there is a high risk of heart failure in the future. It is recommended for both men and
for women. This procedure can be performed during open-heart surgery and is less invasive than catheterisation. After this procedure, the patient will usually need to stay overnight in hospital but will probably be discharged the following day.