Ventricular Septum Defect Surgery Uses BPJS.?
Sorry to ask, I was diagnosed with VSD based on an ECG test when I was 22 years old. According to the doctor is there another way besides surgery? If I have to operate, does BPJS fully cover the costs or only part of it? Thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an example of a congenital heart defect in the form of a hole located between the heart chambers, precisely between the right chamber and the left ventricle of the heart. This causes blood to not be pumped maximally throughout the body but re-enters the lungs, causes heavier work of the heart, and causes symptoms of shortness of breath and fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty gaining weight, breathing easily breathing heavily. , rapid and irregular heartbeat, and pale skin and may turn blue around the lips.
The cause of this disorder is still unclear until now, but it all starts from developmental disorders when it was still a fetus. In far fewer and very rare cases, VSD can occur due to blunt force injuries to the chest.
Regarding your question, the handling of VSD actually depends on the size of the hole. If it's small, then it can close by itself over time. But if it's big, then surgery is the only way. In your condition, considering that you know that you are already quite old, it is possible that the hole cannot close itself anymore so it requires surgery.
We understand that there are many reasons for someone not to want to operate. Starting from the fear of the experience of the people closest, the risks that may be severe, the age is still quite young, and may be obstacles from the economic field. Doctors do not have the right to force you to do the surgery, and you are also allowed to ask the opinion of other cardiologists to find out if you really have VSD and whether he thinks it should be treated accordingly. But if another cardiologist states the same thing, then it means it's certain that it's the solution. Next, return your right to determine whether you want surgery or not. There are drugs that can be given to treat symptoms, but this does not solve the main problem.
Regarding BPJS, because of the various methods and classes of BPJS and hospital policies, to avoid misunderstanding, you should ask the hospital or doctor directly. What is clear, the action that must be done according to a doctor's examination is usually borne, but whether all or only a part, it's back again you should confirm directly. So, hopefully answering your question.