How Is Pulmonary Stenosis Treated and What Is the Prognosis?

Treating Pulmonary Stenosis

People with mild pulmonary stenosis require no treatment. The doctor may recommend regular checkups and certain tests (electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, and stress tests) to monitor any progression of the condition.
If you have pulmonary stenosis, it is important to ask your doctor whether you need to limit your physical activity. Depending on your individual situation, limiting your activity level may or may not be necessary. Also, preventive antibiotics should be used for any surgeries, including dental procedures.
Treatment for pulmonary stenosis is needed when the pressure in the right ventricle becomes too high. The doctor will usually recommend either surgery or a procedure called a balloon valvuloplasty. With surgery, the pulmonary valve is opened so that it works well again. In balloon valvuloplasty, a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded through a vein and eventually into the heart. Once inside the valve, the balloon is inflated to expand the valve opening. Most people do well following either of these procedures.

Prognosis With Pulmonary Stenosis

While pulmonary stenosis is present at birth, survival into adulthood is common.
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