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Pulmonary atresia


Alternative names

PA

Definition

Pulmonary atresia is a type of congenital heart disease that involves severe narrowing or complete obstruction of the pulmonary valve (the valve that guards the exit of the right ventricle).

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There is no known cause of Pulmonary atresia. It is extremely rare.

Update Date: 5/4/2002

Satish K. Rajagopal, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of New York, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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