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Apr 10, 2018

Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation

By Heidi M. Connolly, MD, @heidimconn

Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Heidi Connolly, M.D., discusses pulmonary valve regurgitation in adult congenital heart disease.

Pulmonary valve regurgitation is a fairly common congenital heart problem and can be caused from surgical treatment of primary congenital pulmonary valve disease or Tetralogy of Fallot. Pulmonary valve regurgitation is a condition where the pulmonary valve does not work properly allowing blood to flow back into the right ventricle. This can cause enlargement of the right side of the heart.

Symptoms of pulmonary valve regurgitation include breathlessness, fatigue, heart rhythm problems, and right heart failure. Observation to identify the best time for valve replacement is important as there is currently no medical management for pulmonary valve regurgitation.

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