A normal pulmonary valve is made up of three thin sections. In pulmonary stenosis, two of the sections are stuck together or are too thick, or there are fewer than three. As a result, the pulmonary valve is too narrow and the heart has to work harder to pump enough blood to the body.
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.