Pulmonic Stenosis

According to statistical studies, it has been found that pulmonic stenosis mostly affects young children, and individuals who are afflicted with a complicated congenital heart disease. This condition is treatable and there are many youngsters who even reach adulthood, but they may require constant monitoring and cardiovascular rehabilitation support.

By definition, pulmonic stenosis is a condition where there is dynamic or fixed anatomic obstruction which affects the blood flow from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery vasculature. This is a common form of the congenital heart disease. Severe pulmonic stenosis is observed in the neonatal, but in this case survival is a priority.

Most adults or children suffering from a mild form of the pulmonic stenosis may not show any evident symptoms. But in serious cases, the individual may suffer from dyspnea when there is exertion and fatigue. If untreated, the patient may die from exertional angina or syncope. There are various other associated signs and symptoms like cyanosis, and in other cases the clinical presentation is in the form of peripheral edema and right heart failure symptoms. There are various causes of the condition that may range from rheumatoid heart disease that involves the mitral and aortic valves. The individual may be suffering from cardiac tumors that grow and lead to obstruction in the right ventricular outflow tract.

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