Surgical/balloon valvuloplasty intervention
pulmonary stenosis (also known as pulmonary valve stenosis) is severe,
balloon valvuloplasty can relieve the obstruction to increase blood flow to the lungs. A special balloon tipped catheter is placed across the stenotic valve. The balloon is then inflated, stretching the valve open.
If the pulmonary valve is severely leaky, an operation is usually needed to repair or replace the malformed valve. However, if you have a previous pulmonary valve replacement, you can be a candidate for percutaneous valve replacement.
Ongoing medical therapy
pulmonary stenosis or regurgitation is mild to moderate, intervention may not be necessary. However there is a need for ongoing follow-up with your cardiologist to check for any abnormal heart rhythm or enlargement of the right ventricle.
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