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It's a narrowing of the pulmonary vessels that bring oxygenated “pink” blood back to the heart from the lungs.
Narrowing of these veins:
Sometimes, we see people with pulmonary vein stenosis in the Heart Cath Lab at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Your doctor may refer you to us to learn more about the narrowing and possibly try to widen the veins.
To refer a patient, doctors can:
Your blood travels:
We use balloon dilation to enlarge the pulmonary veins.
During this minimally invasive treatment for pulmonary vein stenosis, your doctor will:
Some people may need a stent to keep the vein open if the balloon technique alone doesn't work. You'll need to take blood thinners for some time after receiving a stent.
After balloon dilation or stenting of the pulmonary veins, you'll stay overnight in the hospital so we can observe you.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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