In most cases, you are not required to limit your activity if your pulmonary stenosis or regurgitation is mild or moderate. However, if the pulmonary valve defect is severe, there might be need to avoid certain strenuous exercise. Please check with your cardiologist.
Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (IE)
The incident of IE in congenital patient is higher than general population. Therefore it is important for congenital patient to maintain good oral, dental and skin hygiene as primary prevention. Cosmetic tattooing and piercing are discouraged due to the risk of IE. Antibiotic prophylaxis is considered for patient at highest risk for IE before surgery and dental procedures. Please discuss with your congenital team for the latest update on the antibiotic prophylaxis.
Family planning and pregnancy
If the pulmonary stenosis or regurgitation is mild to moderate, you are more likely to handle pregnancy well. However, pregnant women with severe pulmonary valve defect may have higher risk and require closer monitoring by her cardiologist during her pregnancy.
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