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Pulmonary valve stenosis



Pulmonary valve stenosis
Classification & external resources
Pulmonary valve stenosis
ICD-10 I37.0, I37.2, Q22.1
ICD-9 424.3, 746.02
OMIM 265500
DiseasesDB 11025
MedlinePlus 001096
eMedicine emerg/491 

Pulmonary valve stenosis is a valvular heart disease in which outflow of blood from the right ventricle of the heart is obstructed at the level of the pulmonic valve. This results in the reduction of flow of blood to the lungs.

Additional recommended knowledge

Symptoms

Symptoms include jugular venous distention, cyanosis (usually visible in the nailbeds), and general symptoms of lowered oxygenation of the blood. When the stenosis is mild, it can go unnoticed for many years. If stenosis is severe, you may see sudden fainting or dizziness if exercised too much.

Treatment

Valve replacement or surgical repair (depending upon whether the stenosis is in the valve or vessel) may be indicated.


 
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