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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 353168, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/353168
Case Report

Pulmonary Balloon Valvuloplasty during Pregnancy

1Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey

Received 5 September 2012; Accepted 1 November 2012

Academic Editors: B. S. Brooke, K. A. Filis, and R. Zbinden

Copyright © 2012 Mustafa Oylumlu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Women with valvular heart disease have an increased risk of adverse outcomes in pregnancy; however, with appropriate evaluation and treatment, most women can successfully bear healthy children. During pregnancy, pulmonary stenosis is generally well tolerated in the absence of other haemodynamically significant lesions. We present a case of a multiparous woman,who is pregnant with her sixth child, with a severe pulmonary stenosis. She presented with exertional chest pain and dyspnea. She was managed successfully with balloon valvuloplasty.