Pulmonic Valvular Stenosis Medication

Updated: Dec 19, 2016
  • Author: Melanie A Loewenthal, MD; Chief Editor: Robert E O'Connor, MD, MPH  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

No medications are useful in isolated pulmonic valvular stenosis.

Patients with CHF may benefit from anticongestive therapy.

Patients with cyanosis may benefit from oxygen and prostaglandin E1. Patients with cyanosis from a large right-to-left shunt require a definitive surgical procedure.

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Prostaglandin

Class Summary

This agent is used as a smooth muscle relaxer. In cases of severe congenital pulmonic valvular stenosis, this agent is used to keep ductus arteriosus open until surgical repair is coordinated. It is used as temporizing measure. [6]

Prostaglandin E1 (Alprostadil, Prostin VR)

Used to maintain patency of ductus arteriosus when cyanotic lesion (critical pulmonary stenosis/atresia) or interrupted aortic arch presents in newborns. More effective in premature infants than in mature patients.

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