Pulmonary valve disease is condition refers to any disorder of your heart's pulmonary valve, which is responsible for keeping blood from your heart flowing properly to your lungs. 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.
In Ireland the statistical analysis of pulmonary valve disease got the result as all patients with isolated PVS were selected from our database of congenital heart defects. Their records were reviewed systematically. We identified 79 surgically treated patients with a median follow-up of 22.5 years (range 0-45 years) and 139 PBA patients with median follow-up of 6.0 years (range 0-21 years).
Echocardiographic and catheterization parameters indicate excellent results of both techniques in relieving the trans pulmonary gradient. However, after initial surgery 20.3% of patients needed a cardiac re-intervention: 81% for severe pulmonary valve regurgitation, but none for residual pulmonary stenosis.