Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pulmonary Stenosis Treatment

If pulmonary stenosis is mild, treatment may not be necessary. Moderate to severe disease is treated with valvular heart surgery.

Options include:

  • Balloon dilation of the pulmonary valve
  • Pulmonic valvuloplasty
    • Surgery to repair the pulmonary valve
  • Pulmonary valvotomy:
    • Cutting adhesions that prevent the valve from opening normally
  • Pulmonary valve replacement
    • Using a porcine valve or human tissue heart valve

Those who have had valve replacement surgery require antibiotics to prevent bacterial endocarditis before they undergo the following procedures:

Antibiotics used to prevent bacterial endocarditis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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