Testing & Diagnosis for Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in Children

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How is pulmonary vein stenosis diagnosed?

Pulmonary vein stenosis is typically diagnosed with one or more of the following procedures:

  • an echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to make a moving picture of the heart’s structure and function
  • cardiac catheterization, which uses a small, flexible tube threaded up to the heart to give very detailed information about the structures within the heart and lungs
  • a computed tomography (CT) scan, a non-invasive procedure using X-ray equipment and powerful computers to produce detailed, cross-sectional images of a particular area of the body (such as the chest cavity)
  • a pulmonary blood flow scan, or lung scan, which uses an injectable dye and a special camera to track the flow of blood through your child’s lungs

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