Pulmonary stenosis is a congenital (present at birth) heart defect that refers to narrowing (stenosis) of the pulmonary valve. Since this happens while a baby’s heart is developing, doctors can often identify it before birth. At Nemours, we offer leading-edge capabilities to detect heart problems early, including babies still in the womb — giving children the best chance.
Expert Care for Your Child's Heart
You can trust the pediatric heart care in our Nemours Cardiac Center to coordinate your child’s care from diagnosis to treatment. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons (specialists in surgical procedures of the chest, including the heart and lungs) are here to answer your questions, address your concerns and offer treatment options. We work closely with you and your family to provide support and services every step of the way.
Services We Offer for Pulmonary Stenosis
The expert teams in our Nemours Cardiac Center locations offer a full range of pediatric heart care to diagnose and treat pulmonary artery sling. Services vary by specialist and location, but may include:
- Fetal Diagnostics. Early detection in our perinatology and fetal medicine centers help us diagnose some congenital heart defects and make a treatment plan for when your baby’s born.
- Cardiac Diagnostic Testing. State-of-the-art, noninvasive and minimally invasive tests for kids of all ages, including an echocardiogram (“echo”) used to diagnose pulmonary stenosis.
- Cardiology. Non-surgical heart care and monitoring that includes medications to treat and control the symptoms of pulmonary stenosis.
- Cardiac Catheterization. Procedures like a balloon valvuloplasty may be used to help open the heart valve using a catheter (thin, flexible tube) with a tiny balloon on the tip.
- Heart Surgery. In some cases, surgery to completely replace the pulmonary valve may be the best option.
- Nutritional Education. To help your child eat heart-healthy today and for the future.
Why Choose Us for Pulmonary Stenosis Care
Our experienced pediatric heart care specialists use the latest techniques and treatments for pulmonary stenosis — many are named to the Best Doctors in America® list, year after year. Thanks to advanced technology, equipment and programs just for pediatric patients, and the specially trained heart care teams in our Nemours Cardiac Center locations, children born with a heart problem like pulmonary stenosis — even newborns only hours or days old — can be quickly diagnosed and treated.
Regional Pulmonary Stenosis Highlights
Services, programs, facilities and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.
We offer care for newborns and children with pulmonary stenosis at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.
The Nemours Cardiac Center located at duPont Hospital for Children is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News and World Report.
We offer care for newborns and children with pulmonary stenosis at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.
Our renowned pediatric cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery team at the Nemours Cardiac Center in Central Florida offers inpatient, critical and surgical care at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando — including dedicated cardiac anesthesiologists and a state-of-the-art cardiac intensive care unit (CICU).
Since early detection means faster treatment, our Nemours Center for Fetal Care is available at multiple locations throughout Central Florida.
We offer pulmonary stenosis care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and our hospital affiliate, West Florida Healthcare, with outpatient and follow-up appointments also available at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.
Our Nemours Cardiac Center in Pensacola is home to one of the few accredited pediatric transthoracic and fetal echocardiography labs in Florida and, if needed, can facilitate the transfer of extremely ill children between our Nemours Cardiac Center locations (e.g., to Nemours Children’s Hospital).