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Pulmonary valve stenosis

  • Alternative Names

    Valvular pulmonary stenosis; Heart valve pulmonary stenosis; Pulmonary stenosis; Stenosis - pulmonary valve; Balloon valvuloplasty - pulmonary

    • Abdominal distention
    • Bluish coloration to the skin (cyanosis) in some patients
    • Chest pain
    • Fainting
    • Fatigue
    • Poor weight gain or failure to thrive in infants with severe blockage
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sudden death

    Note: Patients with mild to moderate blockage may not have any symptoms. There may be no symptoms until the disorder is severe. Symptoms, when present, may get worse with exercise or activity.

    Signs and tests

    The health care provider may hear a heart murmur when listening to your heart using a stethoscope. Murmurs are blowing, whooshing, or rasping sounds heard during a heartbeat.

    Tests used to diagnose pulmonary stenosis may include:

    • Cardiac catheterization
    • Chest x-ray
    • ECG
    • Echocardiogram
    • MRI of the heart