pulmonary valve

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Related to pulmonary valve: tricuspid valve, aortic valve, Pulmonary valve stenosis
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Noun1.pulmonary valve - a semilunar valve between the right ventricle and the pulmonary arterypulmonary valve - a semilunar valve between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery; prevents blood from flowing from the artery back into the heart
semilunar valve - a heart valve with cusps shaped like half-moons; prevents blood from flowing back into the heart
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Besides other complications, the boy has a hole in the heart due to which impure blood is getting mixed with pure blood and his pulmonary valve is missing.
Specialists discovered he was suffering from pulmonary atresia, a malformation of the pulmonary valve and specialists decided that, despite being just four-days old, heart surgery was the only answer.
He also had atresia of pulmonary valve, which meant that no blood flow was going to his lung from the heart for oxygenation.
The main valves in the human heart are tricuspid valve, mitral valve, pulmonary valve, and aortic valve.
The doctors diagnosed that Finley had pulmonary valve stenosis, a congenital heart defect.
He still has pulmonary valve stenosis and is being monitored with regular echo heart scans, but for now that is something we won't have to worry about for a couple of years.
Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve.
The CTA revealed that the left coronary artery (LCA) arose from the postero-lateral aspect of the main pulmonary artery (PA) (a diagnostic hallmark), just beyond the pulmonary valve (Figures 2 and 3).
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is an alternative treatment option to surgery (2, 3).
The procedure was done on Gift Iuhua from Windhoek, Namibia, who was born with a pulmonary atresia, a condition in which the pulmonary valve does not form properly.
The operation entails replacing a person's diseased aortic valve with their own pulmonary valve, and in turn replacing that pulmonary valve with a homograft (a valve taken from a donor).
The defects that occurred with increased frequency included neural tube defects, eye defects, oral clefts, limb reduction defects, amniotic bands/limb body wall defects, and pulmonary valve stenosis.

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