Paxil Injury – Aortic Stenosis Surgery

Paxil Injury Results in Aortic Stenosis Surgery for Newborns

Aortic Stenosis Surgery
Newborn babies with a Paxil Injury such as Aortic Stenosis likely will require Aortic Stenosis Surgery. While some children and adults with aortic valve stenosis do not display any symptoms, Aortic Stenosis Surgery becomes necessary when symptoms are present. Symptoms for which doctors look in determining the need for Aortic Stenosis Surgery include fainting, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

There are two common types of Aortic Stenosis Surgery available: open-heart surgery and balloon valvuloplasty. Open-heart Aortic Stenosis Surgery is a procedure in which surgeons remove the defective or damaged aortic valve and replace it with either a mechanical or tissue artificial valve. Sometimes, in the rarest cases, surgeons will remove another actual valve (like the pulmonic valve) from the patient’s heart to replace the failing aortic valve. Then, they insert an artificial valve where the removed pulmonic valve was located. Apparently the risk for infection in the heart decreases when the artificial valve stands in place of the pulmonic valve as opposed to the aortic valve.

The less-invasive type of Aortic Stenosis Surgery, balloon valvuloplasty, can be effectively performed on patients under the age of twenty-five, including infants who were born with a Paxil Injury due to the mother’s ingestion of Paxil during pregnancy. Balloon valvuloplasty is a procedure in which a small balloon-like tube is inserted into a major artery and fed into the defective aortic valve. There, the balloon is inflated to open the aortic valve. The valve then stays stretched out for twelve to eighteen months, during which time the patient is relieved of the symptoms of aortic valve stenosis. Unfortunately, this particular type of Aortic Stenosis Surgery offers only a temporary solution.

Paxil Injury
Aortic Stenosis can be a dangerous Paxil Injury that requires significant medical monitoring and surgery. The Food and Drug Administration reclassified the antidepressant drug Paxil (generic name paroxetine) as a “Class D” drug with respect to pregnant users after an extensive study was conducted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists linked Paxil to several harmful birth defects including aortic stenosis. The drug manipulates the brain to hold higher levels of serotonin, a neurological chemical that improves mood. Maternal serotonin, however, plays a crucial role in the early stages of fetal development. The fetus is very sensitive to the levels of serotonin in the mother, and thus Paxil use during the first trimester can severely damage the fetus.

Aortic Stenosis Prognosis

The Aortic Stenosis Prognosis depends on the severity of the defect and the method of surgery (if any) used to correct the congenital birth defect. Many minor cases of Aortic Stenosis present no symptoms until late in life, at which point surgery is required. In this situation, open-heart surgery to replace the aortic valve is often conducted without complication. There is some risk that the patient will reject the replacement valve, especially if it is mechanical. However, the risk of having no surgery whatsoever when symptoms are present is far greater than the small risk of infection or rejection of the replacement valve. A Patient who displays more intense symptoms of aortic stenosis likely has a more severe defect. Left untreated, symptomatic patients may only expect to live for two to five years. Early detection and close medical monitoring are good ways to improve the Aortic Stenosis Prognosis, as more options are available to younger patients than are older patients.

Stenosis Aortic

Stenosis Aortic (or Aortic Stenosis) is a birth defect – likely caused by maternal consumption of harmful chemicals such as alcohol or the prescription drug Paxil – in which the aortic valve is constricted, inflexible, or permanently and partially closed. The defect restricts the blood from the body to flow back into the heart, creating an imbalance of pressure and poor oxygenation. Symptoms include fainting, chest pain, dizziness, and fatigue. The prognosis is favorable for patients who are treated earlier in life and for patients with minor symptoms. Untreated, Stenosis Aortic can be deadly. Mothers who took Paxil during pregnancy whose children were born with Stenosis Aortic or other birth defects should contact an attorney about a Paxil Injury Lawsuit.

Paxil Injury Lawsuit

A Paxil Injury Lawsuit may be possible to help alleviate the significant cost of Aortic Stenosis Surgery and other Paxil Injury defects. Families of children who have been injured or who have died from complications associated with Paxil use during pregnancy may be entitled to receive a jury award or settlement from a Paxil Injury Lawsuit. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid to victim’s families since 2006 for the emotional and financial strain caused by GlaxoSmithKline and its dangerous drug, Paxil. Call The Stenger Law Firm, LLC today for a free case evaluation to determine if your Paxil Injury Lawsuit could result in a settlement. Our toll free number is (888) 665-0077. Please provide as much information as possible about your case. If you do not provide adequate case information, including injuries or damages sustained it may take us longer to process your inquiry.

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