FAQ - Pulmonary Subvalvular Stenosis
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What are the post op recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?


My son recently underwent open heart surgery for stenosis of one of the pulmonary valves. It has been a week and a half since that and I'm following all of the doctors orders, but I would just like to know if there is anything else I can do to help him recover better/faster.
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It is always good to follow your doctors advice.  (+ info)

Can someone with the heart condition called pulmonary stenosis drink alcohol?


Can someone with the heart condition called pulmonary stenosis drink alcohol?

Is it safe? Do they react differently? How does the heart take it?
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Alcohol is bad for you even if you're perfectly healthy.  (+ info)

can you get a piercing when you have heart murmur and pulmonary stenosis?


ok my friend has heart murmur and a mild pulmonary stenosis. she wants to noe if its safe to get her belly and nose pierced.
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Sure, as long as she isn't getting her heart and lungs pierced.
The thing she needs to be very cautious about, however, is where she gets it done and how she cares for it. Infection could be a major problem for her.  (+ info)

Help on Palpitations and pulmonary stenosis?


HI
Im 40 and for several weeks have had increased heart palpitations.
I am also having dizzy spells/extreme tiredness feeling hot and achy and slightly swollen ankles.
I have diagnosed moderate pulmonary stenosis, a heart murmur and previous cardiac surgery to repair a hole to the heart.
I am overweight and a smoker (I know bad, bad, bad!) but I would like to hear from others who may have similar conditions to me (there must be SOMEONE!) especially if you are older and have gone on to have further heart surgery I am interested to know about successful pulmonary surgery because I think my cardiologist is going to be considering me for an operation.
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I do not have any experience similar to yours but I am familiar with the heart through my pre med studies. Your new symptoms sound similar to atherosclerosis and without an operation you would only be causing further damage. All I can say is to express your feelings of anxiety with your doctor and find out how much surgical experience he has. Besides that, with heart conditions, a second opinion is advisable. Beyond that there is nothing more you can do but trust your doctor, who by the way had to go through twelve years of college to get where he is today, and think positively about your situation. Many people, including myself, believe that your thoughts can carry you far and thinking positively throughout this situation and throughout life will have immense health benefits. Good Luck!!!!!  (+ info)

Trying to understand not only a hole in the heart but also pulmonary stenosis in a 2 month old?


Just wanting to know if anyone else has gone through this. We are trying to find the best doctor to use in michigan.
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Tammy - The most common "hole" in the heart is either between the upper chambers (an atrial septal defect) or the 2 lower chambers (an intterventricular septal defect). The seriousness depends upon which is present and how large it is. Likely it is a birth defect associated with a narrowing (stenosis) of the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle to the lungs. Both interfere with normal blood circulation and may require corrective open heart surgery. Your pediatric cardiologist can explain the condition and refer you to a pediatric heart surgeon. I am sure that he can refer you to an excellent surgeon, possibly at the University of Michigan Medical Center associated with its teaching hospitals. Prayers and best wishes are with you for a successful outcome.  (+ info)

I was born with pulmonary stenosis, in the navy could i get discharged?


I was born with pulmonary stenosis(heart murmur) and now im in the navy. Ive been having little chest pains. Before i joined my doctor at home said i could have grown out of it, cause he couldn't hear it. Could i be discharged. My school house runs 5 miles when we exercise im worried it might mess my heart up. Please help
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You could get discharged, if you were in a conflict, your life and the life of others could be at risk. Ask your doctor, he may have a solution.  (+ info)

i have pulmonary stenosis anybody know rules on piercing?


i rlly wanna get my ears pierced but i dont know if i can because i have pulmonary stenosis of the heart.
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pulmonary stenosis doesn't have any connection with your ear piercing because pulmonary stenosis is the narrowing of the pulmonary valve or artery in your heart. Ear piercing is done on the cartilage of your ear, on the bone itself... and i think it would not affect it. If you have pulmonary stenosis, then you maybe have a congenital heart defect... you must see a doctor to treat that... because it may lead to right ventricular hypertrophy of your heart... then you'll have difficulty of breathing, and it would not be good for your health...  (+ info)

Does anyone know anything about Pulmonary vein stenosis?


My brother was diagnosed with this disease. The doctor said that he needs surgery, but we couldn't get a lot of information from him. (He's overseas and when we spoke with him the connection was bad.) Does anyone know exactly what this is, or where I can find more information about it? I've only found a few websites and they only deal with the childhood form, not the kind that is diagnosed in adulthood. Most of the sites are very technical and difficult to understand. (Written for doctors.) I can't even find anything on WebMD. Does anyone have a suggestion?
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Pulmonary vein stenosis describes a variety of entities with a variable clinical course. The basic pathologic process appears to be fibrous intimal thickening, which can gradually cause obliteration of the lumen of the pulmonary veins at the atrial junction. In its most severe form, congenital pulmonary vein stenosis is a progressive disease with rapid pulmonary hypertension and rare survival beyond the first year of life. Surgical intervention has not been successful in this group. Other forms of pulmonary vein stenosis, including unilateral types associated with congenital heart disease, may be managed by various surgical treatments or pneumonectomy in some cases. Although multiple surgical techniques have been described for repair of congenital vein stenosis, the "sutureless" techniques recently described may have a place in the surgical treatment of this condition. In the most severe forms, lung transplantation appears to be an important option that should be considered early in the course of the disease.  (+ info)

At 8yrs old, my pulmonary valve was removed, not replaced, from stenosis. How common is this?


The doctors were suppose to open the valve. However, it was to tight and they opted to remove the valve. I go to the doctor regularly but want to know how common this is. Also, how long can live without one, and what is my life expectancy?
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Are you certain they didn't replace it? Without any sort of pulmonary valve blood would constantly backflow into your lungs and cause some pretty significant pulmonary hypertension. Quite honestly you probably wouldnt' be around today. Usually if the valve is absent (as in pulmonary atresia) or has stenosis they will replace it with a cadaver or pig valve.  (+ info)

Can I be a firefighter with a heart condition (pulmonary stenosis)?


I would really like to be a firefighter when I'm older but I'm not sure if I can with my minor heart condition.
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It depends on the severity of your pulmonary stenosis and if it limits your ability to physically perform the job. If you have mild pulmonary stenosis and no symptoms then it should not be a problem. On the other hand, if you have severe pulmonary stenosis that limits your activities then you would not be able to become a fire fighter. Unfortunately, no one on yahoo answers knows the details your pulmonary stenosis, therefore none of us can answer this question for you. I would suggest you discuss it with your primary care doctor or Cardiologist, because they will know the details of your condition. Sorry, I could not help more. Good luck.  (+ info)

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