Management Of Heart Disease Apart From Surgery?

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Assalamuallaikum, Sorry to ask, my brother yesterday checked with the doctor, and was diagnosed while there was a right heart leak, and my sister was actually allergic to drugs and afraid of surgery. The symptoms felt by my sister were fast and tired, dizzy and swollen feet. My sister is around 42 years old and has a history of ASMA too. are there any other solutions besides surgery?

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Hello Doni,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The term leaked heart can refer to a heart valve disorder or a hole in the heart block. When it occurs in adults, often what appears is the first type, the heart valve that fails to close completely.


The heart functions to pump oxygen-rich blood from the lungs throughout the body and carbon dioxide-rich (oxygen-poor) blood from the entire body back to the lungs. If there is interference with the heart valve, the potential for oxygen-poor blood to mix with oxygen-rich blood and circulate throughout the body also increases. This is what then causes the sufferer to feel weak, easily tired, dizzy, blurry vision, pale, bluish, shortness of breath, palpitations, swelling, and can even cause a decrease in consciousness (fainting). Complaints due to heart leak typically will be heavy when the patient is active and improves with rest. These heart valve abnormalities can occur in the tricuspid, pulmonary, mitral, and even aortic valves. As for the abnormalities that arise can be regurgitation (unable to close completely), stenosis (rigid), and atresia (not formed early). Several factors can increase a person's risk of having a heart leak, namely having a congenital heart disease, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, or having had a heart attack and infection in the heart before.


Symptoms due to heart leak can often be very similar to other diseases, including asthma. However, it does not rule out the possibility, asthma and heart leak occur simultaneously in the same person. If this is what your sister experienced, of course clinical symptoms that appear can be increasingly burdensome. Handling given must also be reviewed comprehensively so that they can support each other. If not handled properly, a heart leak can lead to heart failure, stroke, heart rhythm disorders, embolism, and even death.


With regard to your brother's condition, you should invite him to check his condition directly with a doctor, a specialist in internal medicine, or a cardiologist. The diagnosis of heart leak, in addition to interviews and physical examination, should also be made through a complete examination, such as echocardiography, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, cardiac MRI, stress test, cardiac catheterization, and so on.


Because the main problem is anatomical abnormalities, definitive treatment of heart leaks does need to be done with surgery. This heart leak surgery can be of various types according to the type of valve abnormality that arises, its location, the severity of the patient's condition, and many other factors. This operation can be done to repair a valve that is disrupted, or replace it with an artificial heart valve. If indeed the doctor recommends this operation that is best for your sister, you should give a good understanding to him so he wants to follow the doctor's advice. Of course, a good doctor will only recommend a treatment if the perceived benefits far exceed the potential risks, right? So, first get rid of excessive fears and worries, and lots of discussions with your doctor to find the best solution.


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