Pulmonary valve stenosis symptoms vary, depending on the extent to which the valve is obstructed. People with mild pulmonary stenosis will usually not have any 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)
  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations

When to see a doctor

Talk to your doctor if you or your child experiences the following:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain

If you have pulmonary stenosis or another heart problem, prompt evaluation and treatment can help reduce your risk of complications.

Dec. 06, 2011