Treatment Of Heart Valve Leakage Other Than Surgery?
Good Morning Doctor … I want to ask about my father (63 years old). so far the condition of papah was fine, recently papah complained of weakness like there was no energy. I was able to get an igd, from an igd doctor suspected of having heart disease and being referred to a cardiologist it is based on ECG results that show heart rhythm that is less good and unstable. the next day I took my father to the cardiologist for a consul. the lab results for cardiac enzymes are normal. from the results of the examination of the heart doctor papah diagnosed the left valve papah heart leak. and must be operated on. the doctor also suggested that you discuss the family first. I want to ask if there are other methods of treatment besides the surgery, doctor? or there are alternative treatments that can cure my papah like cupping therapy. thank you for the answers and inspiration yes doctor …
Hello Ishlah, Thank you for the question.
Heart valve is a heart structure that helps the heart work to pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. The heart consists of two cloisters (atria) and two chambers (ventricles). Both the foyer and the two chambers are separated by a heart barrier while between the foyer and the chambers there is a heart valve that serves as the entrance to the blood to maintain blood flow. Blood from the whole body (oxygen-poor blood) will enter the right atrium of the heart through veins. From the right atrium of the heart, blood will be pumped to the right ventricle of the heart after the tricuspid valve (right heart pocket) is open. After blood enters the right chamber, the tricuspid valve will close to prevent blood from flowing back to the porch. Blood in the right chamber will be pumped into the lungs through the pulmonary valve to the arteries of the lungs. In the lungs, this blood will bind oxygen that has entered the respiratory system / lungs. This oxygen-rich blood will enter the left atrium through the pulmonary vein. Blood from the left atrium will be pumped into the left ventricle by passing the mitral valve (left heart valve) after this valve opens. After all blood enters the left ventricle, the mitral valve closes to prevent blood from entering the left atrium. From the left atrium, blood will be pumped throughout the body through the aorta (the largest artery in the body) through the aortic valve.
The function of the heart valves in maintaining blood flow can be interrupted by:
congenital disorders / congenital birth coronary heart disease heart infarction infection on the inside of the heart / endocarditis cardiomyopathy heart failure If the valve function is disrupted, then blood flow in the heart system becomes disrupted. Apart from interfering with blood flow, this condition can also cause a buildup of some blood in in the heart chamber which ultimately disrupts the contraction of the heart muscle. If the leakage is bad enough, in general the function of the heart pump can be disrupted and the distribution of oxygen-rich blood can be disrupted. This condition can cause a number of symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, leg swelling, and others.
The treatment recommended by a cardiologist for this condition depends on the severity of the heart valve leak. If only mild, the doctor will usually provide treatment to alleviate the symptoms of patients and prevent worsening. But if it is worse, the doctor will suggest surgery to repair the valve or replace it with a prosthetic / artificial valve. There is no treatment, let alone traditional medicine, that can overcome this heart valve damage. You should discuss it again with your father and family. If you are still in doubt, you can consult with another cardiologist to seek a second opinion.
I hope this helps.