Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS) – Congenital Heart Defect

May 30, 2011

What is Pulmonary Valve Stenosis?

Pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is a disorder where the blood flow from the heart to the lungs is obstructed by a deformed pulmonary valve, or a deformity around the valve (either above or below). Sometimes adults will develop pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) as a complication of another condition, but more often than not pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) develops prior to birth.

Pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) varies from mild cases showing few symptoms to being very serious and debilitating. Mild cases of pulmonary valve stenosis doesn’t usually deteriorate, but the more serious cases may get worse and eventually require surgery.

Symptoms of Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)

Symptoms of pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) may include some or all of the following:

• Loss of consciousness

• Heart murmur

• Shortness of breath, especially during exercise

• Fatigue

• Chest pain

Symptoms of pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) may vary depending on the degree to which the valve is obstructed. People with mild pulmonary stenosis might only exhibit symptoms while exercising or not at all.

Causes of Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS) – The Use of Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) typically occurs when the pulmonary valve does not grow correctly during fetal development. Other heart abnormalities are sometimes present at birth (congenital) in infants who have pulmonary valve stenosis. The use of antidepressants such as Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, or Lexapro during all or part of the pregnancy may significantly increase the risk of congenital heart defects such as pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS).

Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS) – Lawsuit

If your child was born with pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) or other congenital heart defects and an SSRI such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil or Celexa was taken during all or part of the pregnancy, then call now for a free SSRI Antidepressant Lawsuit Consultation. You and your child may have a legal right to monetary compensation for damages and injuries. Call 1-800-883-9858 or fill out the form on the right for your free legal consultation.

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