Dr. Aklog shares how common pulmonary valve disease is.
Pulmonary valve disease is really quite rare in adults. An occasional patient can get an infection of the pulmonary valve, but it’s pretty unusual to have a pulmonary valve disease in an adult. It’s much more common in children and adolescents, and there are occasionally patients who have that, who grow into adulthood who have abnormalities of their pulmonary valve that originated when they were children. So it’s actually really quite uncommon.
About Dr. Aklog, M.D.:
Dr. Lishan Aklog is the current Director and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Heart and Lung Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and Director of EmpowHer's Medical Advisory Board. Specializing in adult cardiac care, he graduated from Harvard College followed by Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aklog was a cardiothoracic resident at Brigham and Women’s/Boston Children’s Hospital, an Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and completed international fellowships in London, England and Paris, France.
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