Pulmonary valve stenosis

Valvular pulmonary stenosis; Heart valve pulmonary stenosis; Pulmonary stenosis; Stenosis - pulmonary valve; Balloon valvuloplasty - pulmonary

Pulmonary valve stenosis is a heart valve disorder that involves the pulmonary valve.

This is the valve separating the right ventricle (one of the chambers in the heart) and the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary artery carries oxygen-poor blood to the lungs.

Stenosis, or narrowing, occurs when the valve cannot open wide enough. As a result, less blood flows to the lungs.

Heart valves

The valves of the heart open and close to control the flow of blood entering or leaving the heart.

General overview of heart valve disorders, including types, basics about how valves work, causes and treatments.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional