How Is The Right Treatment For Heart Swelling And Heart Leak?
good afternoon doctor, my mother was 56 years old and 2 months ago was diagnosed with heart swelling. after being ultrasound it turned out that my mother’s heart was also leaking. how is the right treatment for my mother? Do you need surgery?
Hello putriperciwi, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Swelling of the heart or in medical terms known as cardiomegaly is a condition in which the size of the heart is enlarged due to a certain disease, such as hypertension, disorders of the heart muscle, heart valve disorders (leaky valves), anemia, thyroid disease, or other diseases. To be able to assess the size of the heart is usually done x-ray examination or ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography).
We recommend that you consult with your doctor or cardiologist to ascertain the exact cause of the heart swelling, the doctor needs more complete information, a direct physical examination and other supporting examinations. The action taken must be in accordance with the cause of your mother's complaint. If it is indeed caused by a leaky heart valve then your doctor will probably operate on the heart valve. The action taken usually depends on the size or location of the hole that is leaking in the heart. If the condition is left alone it will make the work of the heart muscles will be more severe in pumping blood throughout the body and will further make the heart condition weaker.
If there is shortness of breath, severe chest pain, decreased awareness you should immediately go to the nearest health facility. You are also advised to be able to obey your doctor about limiting the amount of fluid each day or reduce salt intake according to body conditions and instructions from your doctor.
You can also read the following article: Heart Leaks Happen to Anyone
Hopefully this information can be useful for you. thank you