Treatment For Heart Valve Disease?
Hi I am helpless for my father, who is 51 years old. After he was scanned with ECG, he found that his heartbeat was filled with holes. Symptoms 2-3 weeks ago: slight chest pain, cough (dry), body weakness and fatigue quickly1. So is the treatment appropriate? 2. Should the camera be inserted to determine the appropriate treatment method? 3. If left untreated, what will apply and the risks?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The term heart perforated heart disease is included in the group of diseases which in Indonesian is better known as heart valvulardisease. The heart is basically divided into 4 chambers, 2 are called atria and 2 are called ventricles, each atrium and ventricle is further divided into left and right, so that there are a total of 4 chambers. Each room has a valve as a divider between one room with another room. Heart valve disease occurs when there are abnormalities in these valves.
There are two main disorders of heart valve disease, namely the valve is weakened so that blood flow leaks and re-enters the room where it originates, and the heart valve becomes stiff, thickened or attached so that blood is difficult to flow into the next room or even throughout the body. Among the factors that can increase the risk of this condition are:
History of certain infections that can affect the heart
History of heart disease or heart attack
History of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity or being overweight
Congenital heart defects
So with the complicated conditions of this disease, the appropriate treatment can vary depending on the specific conditions experienced by your father, the severity and extent of treatment so far. In order to know these specific conditions, various methods can be done, and one of them might be by inserting a small camera to see, although this will not be done by doctors if there are other safer ways.
But in essence, diagnostic methods such as inserting a camera and ECG, and treatment options such as medication and surgery, are a direct unity of examination. The examination will lead to diagnosis and treatment options, and treatment can not be determined without an examination, either in the form of interviews, physical examination or support. So what we want to convey is that we cannot provide certain recommendations for examination or treatment regarding your father's condition because the authorities are doctors who have your father examined directly. Even if you are in doubt and want to get a second opinion, you should find another cardiologist to do the same examination. Only then will you determine which doctor you want to be treated by.
Then, if left untreated, among the complications that may occur are heart failure, stroke, blood clots, heart rhythm abnormalities, to death. So it is very important for you to immediately make a decision by a doctor where your father will be treated. So, hopefully answering your question.