Pulmonary valve stenosis signs and symptoms vary, depending on the extent of the obstruction. People with mild pulmonary stenosis usually don't have symptoms. Those with more significant stenosis often first notice symptoms while exercising.
Pulmonary valve stenosis signs and symptoms may include:
- Heart murmur — an abnormal whooshing sound heard using a stethoscope, caused by turbulent blood flow
- Shortness of breath, especially during exertion
- Chest pain
- Loss of consciousness (fainting)
When to see a doctor
Talk to your doctor if you or your child has:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
If you have pulmonary stenosis or another heart problem, prompt evaluation and treatment can help reduce your risk of complications.
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