Absent pulmonary valve is an uncommon defect in which the pulmonary valve is either absent or inadequately formed. Oxygen-poor blood flows from the heart to the lungs (where it picks up oxygen) through which this valve. This condition is present at birth (congenital).
Treatment for Absent Pulmonary Valve in India
Babies who have breathing symptoms mostly require surgery immediately. Babies without serious side symptoms regularly include surgery within the initial 3 to a 6 month of life. For Immediate Appointment Dr. Vijay Agarwal Best pediatric cardiac surgeon in India : Contact Fortis Hospital in India.
Depending on the type of other heart defects the infant has, surgery may involve:
- Closing the gap in the wall between the left and right ventricles of the heart (ventricular septal defect)
- Closing a blood vessel that connects the aorta to the pulmonary artery (ductus arteriosis)
- Enlarging the flow from the right ventricle to the lungs
Types of Surgery for Absent Pulmonary Valve in India include:
- Moving the pulmonary artery to the front of the aorta and away from the airways
- Rebuilding the artery wall in the lungs to reduce pressure on the airways (pulmonary plication and reduction arterioplasty)
- Rebuilding the windpipe and breathing tubes to the lungs
- Newborn children with serious breathing side effects may need to get oxygen or be put on a breathing machine (ventilator) before and after surgery.
Dr. Vijay Agarwal Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon in Fortis Mumbai, India
Dr. Vijay Agarwal heads the Fortis Pediatric Cardiac division which gives state of the heart infrastructure in the treatment of the most complex pediatric heart defects. The large team of doctors in the ICU and anaesthesia is skilled in managing newborns safely and successfully. Dr. Vijay Agarwal has been trained in various premier institute in the country and abroad such Sanjay Gandhi Institute of higher medical sciences, Lucknow, Sathya sai institute in puttaparthy, His main area of interest is the arterial switch operation and neonatal cardiac surgery apart from making child heart surgery more and more affordable. Currently he is based in Mumbai as the Chief Paediatric cardiac surgeon and programme coordinator. With vast experience in cardiac Surgery Dr. Vijay Agarwal adds immense talent to the cardiac team at Fortis. He has performed out various operations on adult and also pediatric cases independently, likewise to supervising the training of M.Ch residents.
His specialized area covers Coronary Surgery, Valve Surgery and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery with exceptional interest in the Arterial Switch Operation in newborns. Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Vijay Agarwal Contact Number : 91-9370586696
With my rich surgical experience, Dr. Vijay Agarwal believes in providing high quality surgery to adults and children with congenital and degenerative heart disease. He define progress as making it accessible to more people through dissemination of knowledge, sensitizing decision makers and educating doctors and public about the possibility of cure. Dr. Vijay Agarwal has also pioneered a new innovation in the repair of tetralogy of fallot by sparing the native pulmonary valve of the baby and avoiding cutting the annulus of the pulmonary valve. With this technique, the long term result of this operation would be excellent .He also has several scientific publications in national and international journals and has presented many scientific papers/posters at both national and international conferences.
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