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I have a heart problem with my valves

see i had pains in my chest and at the same time i have a heart problem with my valves when i seen the doctors and told him about these pains he said they were nothing my heart was below mild which i now thats not true why would i have pains in my chest and nothing be wrong i now theres something wrong (even though before he checked my heart i had some test done it was like 2 minutes before he checked i had a EKG ) please tell me what you think ? (i have Pulmonary Stenosis ) The pulmonary valve opens to let blood flow from the right ventricle to the lungs. Narrowing of the pulmonary valve (valvar pulmonary stenosis) causes the right ventricle to pump harder to get blood past the blockage. If the stenosis is severe, especially in babies, some cyanosis (blueness) may occur. Older children usually have no symptoms. Treatment is needed when the pressure in the right ventricle is high (even though there may be no symptoms). In most children the obstruction can be relieved during cardiac catheterization by balloon valvuloplasty. In this procedure, a special catheter containing a balloon is placed across the pulmonary valve. The balloon is inflated and the valve is stretched open. In other patients surgery may be needed. During surgery the valve can usually be opened so that it works well again. The outlook after balloon valvuloplasty or surgery is favorable. Still, follow-up is needed to find out if the heart works normal
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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hi there my daughter has congenital aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation and she has been graded as moderate to severe which is now causing symptoms, and therefore she is on the waiting list for the ross procedure. I think the doctor may have meant that your pulmonary stenosis is only mild and therefore shouldnot cause symptoms such as chest pains, ( they used to say this to me when my daughter had chest pains, it turns out hers where caused by asthma) There may well be another reason for your chest pain you could get a second opinion and some other tests done to find out if it is your heart causing it or if it is something else i wish you luck
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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