Loss Of Consciousness, Unable To Walk Properly, Talking Digress After Cardiac Surgery.?
Hello doctor, my brother-in-law was diagnosed with a leaky heart valve disease which caused the patient to feel tight and limp, after how many weeks from the hospital after being given medication and allowed to go home for a second control was referred for surgery to the heart specialist hospital, but the patient after return home patients lost consciousness can not walk properly, speak not fluently (digress) and can not control bowel movements and small, whether due to depression or a result of the disease itself, loss of consciousness occurs? thank you
Heart valve leakage is a chronic ongoing condition. Leaks can affect the right heart valve, left heart valve, pulmonary artery valve, or aortic valve. The severity of symptoms and signs felt by the patient depends on the severity of valve leakage. These leaks can be caused by diseases affecting the valve leaflets (for example in endocarditis) or from diseases that damage the valve muscles.
It is said to be a valve leak because the valve leaf cannot close completely when the heart is pumping blood. This results in some blood returning to the back when pumped. The end result, the volume of blood pumped out of the heart will decrease. The heavier the valve damage, the less the volume of blood released by the heart.
Decreasing the volume of blood coming out of the heart causes a decrease in blood flow to various organs. When blood flow to the heart decreases, a person can lose consciousness. Loss of consciousness can be in the form of fainting for a moment, to coma. Based on your description, it is possible that your brother-in-law has a lack of blood flow to the brain resulting in neurological deficits. This may be caused by valve abnormalities, but it may also be caused by bleeding strokes, ischemic strokes, brain infections and brain membranes, or mass in the brain.
Consult immediately with the treating doctor. Given the history of the disease that is not mild, it is likely to occur fatality. The doctor may need to do a CT scan or MRI, ECG, echocardiography, and analysis of blood samples. Patients may also need intensive care, so families should begin discussions to prepare resources.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully you are helped. Regards.