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Rheumatic Pulmonary Valve Obstruction

Last updated Oct. 23, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

Pulmonary Valve Stenosis is a congenital heart valve disorder affecting the pulmonary valve. A stenotic or narrow pulmonary valve hinders the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs.


The topic Rheumatic Pulmonary Valve Obstruction you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Pulmonary Valve Stenosis.

Quick Summary:

  • The heart is divided into 4 chambers namely the right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, and the left ventricle
  • The pulmonary valve allows oxygen-poor blood to flow from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery and then to the lungs. The blood is then oxygenated in the lungs and it returns to the left side of the heart, to be supplied to the whole body
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis is a congenital heart valve disorder affecting the pulmonary valve. A stenotic or narrow pulmonary valve hinders the flow of blood from the heart to the lungs
  • This condition can range in intensity from mild to severe. If an individual has mild stenosis of the valve, the symptoms may go unnoticed for several years. Patients with moderate to severe obstruction may have bluish discoloration of the skin, breathing difficulties, chest pain, fatigue, and heart murmur
  • When treatment is necessary, the condition is treated either with balloon valvuloplasty or an open heart surgery. Mild cases of Pulmonary Valve Stenosis have an excellent prognosis
  • A moderate or severe form of the condition will usually require surgery to dilate the stenotic valve. In patients with valve replacement the prognosis is generally better

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First uploaded: June 16, 2017
Last updated: Oct. 23, 2020