Pediatric Cardiology Community
What should I expect in the follow-up exam
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Pediatric Cardiology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What should I expect in the follow-up exam

I have a 6 year old that was diagnosed 5 months ago with r. ventricular prominence, unilateral pulmonary branch stenosis, and an atypical mitral valve. What exactly does this mean in the simplest form? And what should I expect at her 6 month follow-up? Is this going to mean surgery or medication or more follow-up appointments?
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
A right ventricular prominence more than likely means her right ventricle is enlarged in some way, unilateral means 'across the board', basically. The lungs are made up of 'branches' and stenosis means 'narrowing' so she has narrowing of those branches in the lungs. 'Atypical' is the word used when something is NOT typical. In your daughter's case there is something not typical about her mitral valve. Most follow-ups would include echoes done at least once a year, sonner in some cases. More follow-up appointments will probably be in her future due to the right venticle issues. I would certainly think she would also be followed by a pulmonologist as well for her lung issues. If there is surgery or medications in her future, there is no way of knowing that with the things you have written on here as we are not doctors. Her doctor would be the one to explain her treatment options with you. make an appointment and go back and see him and have him explain all of this to you in 'layman's terms'. take care
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pediatric Cardiology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Children's Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom