Galen Centeno, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursPlainfield Health Center
Plainfield, NJ 07063
- Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
What causes pulmonary artery stenosis?
SCAI answeredPulmonary stenosis is the second most common form of congenital heart disease. In pulmonary stenosis, the pulmonary valve is abnormal and does not open to allow blood to flow freely to the lungs. The pulmonary valve is important because it is the gateway between the lower right heart chamber (the right ventricle) and the major artery to the lungs (the pulmonary artery). Pulmonary stenosis, therefore, causes increased pressure on the right side of the heart, and can lead to symptoms and heart failure over time.
What determines how severe my heart disease is?
SecondsCount.org answeredHeart disease severity refers to how many of your heart arteries have blockages and how blocked those arteries are. Your doctor may tell you how blocked the artery is using a percentage, such as, "This artery is 80% blocked.” Or your doctor may describe your condition in terms of how much of your heart muscle is supplied by the blocked artery, whether the branches of the artery are involved in the blockage and whether the blockages are long or short. All of this information is unique to your situation, which is why your doctor is the best person to recommend a treatment option for you. Together, you can decide which treatment option to pursue.
What do I need to know about caring for someone with a heart abnormality?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Caring for someone with a heart abnormality means ensuring that the treatment plan is followed. If your loved one must limit physical activity temporarily or permanently, you may have to pick up the slack on chores around the house. Because missing medication for a heart abnormality can have dire consequences, you can help your loved one by setting up a medication schedule and monitoring to be sure that it is followed. Knowing the warning signs of a deteriorating heart abnormality can ensure that your loved one receives care in time.
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