Congenital mitral stenosis
Q: A baby boy aged 1 year 2 months and weighing approximately 7 kgs, has been diagnosed to be suffering from congenital mitral stenosis. I want to know if there is any other treatment available for this problem besides undergoing a surgery?
A:Congenital mitral stenosis can be treated by two methods - surgery and ballooning. However, in children, the favoured option is cardiac surgery since the outcomes of the latter procedure are not favourable. The procedure of choice in your child's case would be surgery.