Pulmonary Valve Disease

Pulmonary Valve Disease

The condition in which disease occurred in the pulmonary valve which is present between the right ventricle of heart and pulmonary artery which convey the blood from heart to lungs for oxygenation.


Signs and symptoms of pulmonary valve disease include:

  • Dizziness
  • Cyanosis
  • Fainting
  • Breathing problems
  • Nausea
  • Chest pain

The exact cause of this condition is still unknown but it may be assumed this is occurred due to the congenital defect in the heart.


After taking history about signs and symptoms and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test:

  • Echocardiogram to check the electric activity of the heart
  • Xray of chest to check the images of lungs and heart
  • Pulmonary function test
  • ECG to see the electrical rhythm
  • Cardiac catheterization to check the structure of heart
  • Pulse oximetry to check the blood oxygen level
  • To check blood gas concentration

Treatment depends upon the severity and type of valve disease. There are many medications which reduce the signs and symptoms and prevent the complications. Surgical repairment of valve also seems helpful in this condition.

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