The pulmonary valve is an opening on the right side of the heart that helps prevent blood from leaking back into the heart between beats. In pulmonary atresia, the pulmonary valve does not form correctly: it's sealed and can't open. The condition is usually treated with cardiac catheterization or open-heart surgery.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.