Pulmonary vein stenosis
How is pulmonary vein stenosis diagnosed?
Pulmonary vein stenosis is typically diagnosed with one or more of the following procedures:
- an echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to make a moving picture of the heart’s structure and function
- cardiac catheterization, which uses a small, flexible tube threaded up to the heart to give very detailed information about the structures within the heart and lungs
- a computed tomography (CT) scan, a non-invasive procedure using X-ray equipment and powerful computers to produce detailed, cross-sectional images of a particular area of the body (such as the chest cavity)
- a pulmonary blood flow scan, or lung scan, which uses an injectable dye and a special camera to track the flow of blood through your child’s lungs
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