Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is peripheral pulmonary stenosis diagnosed?

In many cases, a clinician may suspect peripheral pulmonary stenosis after hearing a heart murmur during a routine physical examination.

One or more of the following tests may help diagnose peripheral pulmonary stenosis:

What are the treatment options for peripheral pulmonary stenosis?

Peripheral pulmonary stenosis can affect each child differently. Your child’s clinician is the best resource for providing detailed information about your child’s individual situation and treatment options.

Children with mild to moderate peripheral pulmonary stenosis may not require any treatment other than routine monitoring.

Some children with peripheral pulmonary stenosis may need to take medication to:

  • help the heart maintain healthy function and blood flow
  • control blood pressure
  • prevent abnormal heart rhythms, called arrhythmias

A child with peripheral pulmonary stenosis may also need to take antibiotics periodically to prevent an infection in the heart called bacterial endocarditis.

Children with more severe peripheral pulmonary stenosis may need interventional catheterization. This procedure uses a thin tube called a catheter to open narrowed passageways in the pulmonary branches. Some children may need several interventions over time, as they grow and age.