Lab Examination Results?
At night, yesterday I was finished checking and I said what disease it was. Here’s the result, please explain well, he was actually sick. Kidney function: urea, creatinine Thhorax: * no visible infiltrates of both lungs * Vascular dilated lungs * sinus and diapraghma good * large left heart Impression: LVH susp with lung dam susp.
Hello Alifia NurHidayah,
The heart is an organ that functions as a blood pump. The heart consists of 4 chambers, namely 2 right and left atriums plus 2 right and left ventricles. The left ventricle (LV) is the part of the heart that functions to collect blood from the left atrium and pump it out of the heart throughout the body. So, you could say the left ventricle has the hardest work.
LVH or left ventricular hypertrophy is an enlargement and thickening of the heart muscle wall in the left ventricle. The causes include:
Hypertension / high blood pressure that is not controlled / not treated
Disorders of the aortic valve become stiff, so the left ventricle must pump extra strongly so that blood can come out of the left ventricle
Other risk factors are smoking, diabetes, and other diseases such as diabetes. Some LVH patients do not feel symptoms, but usually LVH patients complain of symptoms as follows:
Hard to breathe
Chest pain after heavy activity
LVH treatment is carried out using drugs such as ACE inhibitors, ARBs, CCBs, diuretics, depending also on the underlying disease. Patients should maintain ideal body weight, consume more vegetables and fruits, limit salt intake, do routine physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day (eg jogging).
Lung is an organ that has the role of breathing, exchange of CO2 and O2 gases. Lung is an organ that is closely related to the function of the heart because it directly gets blood pump from the heart (right ventricle) and the heart gets blood like oxygen directly from the lungs that enter the left atrium.
On a chest radiograph, lung patterns can be seen formed from blood vessels. This pattern is normally only seen in the middle 1/3 part. Pulmonary vascular dilation (vein) arises when there is a dam that causes pulmonary congestion. In patients with LVH this may be related to CHF (congestive heart failure) or congestive heart failure. LVH can eventually cause the left ventricle to work optimally, resulting in reduced blood pumping out of the heart and much left in the left ventricle. As a result, the left atrium is also difficult to pump blood into the left chamber due to high pressure, then blood from the lungs is difficult to enter the left atrium. As a result, the blood is blocked (difficult to get into the heart) and back pressure makes the pulmonary blood vessels dilate so that they appear on X-rays.
In addition to X-rays can also be needed other examinations such as echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, blood tests, MRI, to evaluate the state of congestive heart failure. Treatment usually includes the administration of diuretic drugs, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and several other types of drugs that are tailored to the circumstances and needs of the patient. In severe congestive heart failure the patient must control the amount of fluid entering / limiting drinking. This is usually based on instructions from the doctor.
After obtaining such x-rays, you should take your child for control to the doctor so you can get the appropriate handlers if necessary. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.