The diagnosis and management of congenital pulmonary valve stenosis

B Mitchell, M Mhlongo

Abstract


Congenital pulmonary stenosis (PS) is one of the most prevalent congenital cardiac abnormalities. A thorough assessment is needed to determine which of the many patients born with PS, will need intervention and further management, and which will only need routine follow up. Accurate non-invasive assessment of the severity of the PS at transthoracic echocardiography is therefore important. This article will discuss and delineate the diagnostic approach to, and management of, a patient with congenital PS.

Keywords


Congenital pulmonary stenosis; non-invasive assessment; transthoracic echocardiography

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24170/15-1-2903

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