Heart and Blood Conditions
Aortic Stenosis Treatment
Not all children with aortic stenosis need treatment to fix their
or valve. It depends on how severe their condition is. But all children with this condition need lifelong care to monitor their condition in case it gets worse.
Some children with aortic stenosis need treatment immediately because their heart cannot deliver enough blood and oxygen to the rest of their body.
Aortic Stenosis Treatment Options
Treatment may be done in the
cardiac catheterization lab
using a balloon procedure. A balloon is inserted across the valve. When the balloon is inflated, the valve is stretched open. Then the balloon is removed. This is called balloon valvuloplasty.
Some children need surgery to replace their aortic valve with an artificial valve. In some cases the child's own
can be used to replace the damaged aortic valve.
To meet your child's long-term healthcare needs, we have a special
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
to transition your child to adult care when they're ready.
at 206-987-2015 for a cardiac referral, a second opinion or more information.