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The process of arriving at a diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary stenosis usually involves several steps. Most often, a clinician will notice that your child has a heart murmur—which is a telltale noise blood makes as it flows from the left ventricle to the aorta. Heart murmurs can be detected with a stethoscope during a routine physical examination, and can also emerge during tests or treatment for another condition or problem.
The loudness of the murmur, where in the chest it is best heard and the types of noise it causes (e.g., gurgling, blowing) will all give your child’s clinician a better idea of the nature of your child’s heart problem.
Sometimes, heart defects can be detected when a baby is still in the womb. Learn more about how Boston Children’s monitors fetal heartbeats.
Upon detection of the heart murmur, your clinician can diagnose peripheral pulmonary stenosis with one or more of the following procedures:
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