Is rheumatic heart disease curable? - Online Doctor Chats
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I just need small clarification about rheumatic Heart diseases
Is it curable disease
It is not completely curable as the heart would be permanently damaged and only inflammation occuring can be reduced with medications
The person was affected at the age of 16. And taken Penicillin Injection for 4 - 5 Years( one per each month). Will it affect now
We can not say anything regarding this.
it might or might not effect in future
what will be the stage of this diseaes
Is there any preventive measures to be taken care of this diseases
depending on the damaged of the valves if it is recurring then initially we treat it with antiinflammatories and antibiotics
if it is recurring frequently and damaged to valves have occured then valve replacement have to be done
if he takes treatment now,will he be safe
yes, the main mode of treatment here would be to avoid any future infections. if he prevents that then he would be safe.
Kindly need some symptoms that can be identified if he is affected too much
and any other infections in the body has to be treated
yes, he needs to be examined to rule out throat infection. As he is on continuous pencillin injections it would be rare but needs to be ruled out
If Not what will be an approximate of his life span
That would be difficult to say but depending on the present situation and degree of damage and frequency of recurrence have to be considered.
He is also feel some pain in the right chest Sometimes
Has he got any cardiac investigations recently?
IS there any general precautions that can be done
No investigations has been done
If so what all the tests can be taken to save his life for some more period
Regular cardiac checkup like ECHO, TMT along with routine blood investigations like CBC, LFT, RFT and pencillin injections as advised.
these have to be done regularly as the doctor has advised.
He is hopeless that his life span ends in next 6 months. Is that true or may happen
I doubt that his life span would end in 6 months though I do not know his cardiac status and upon that if the cardiac valves are damaged then valve replacement can be done which will prolong his life for years more.
And technology has improved in this field of medicine with very low rate of mortality in valve replacement surgieries
Thanks a lot doctor for your replies. This was very helpful and sure will meet you again once these tests has been done.
Good to know I was any help to you. try to console your friend and if required you can ask him to see a psycologist for counseling
this will help in boosting his morale and fighting his condition.
You can also request a counselor call from your dashboard.
The customer care team would connect the call with a psycologist and your friend can discuss all his problems with the doctor.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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