What are the Symptoms and Surgery Methods of Heart Valve Disease?
Writer: Prof. Dr. Yavuz Besogul
Heart valve disease occurs as a result of the microbe called Beta streptococcus, which is usually transmitted in childhood, and the fight mechanism developed by the body against it, holding the heart valves and calcifying them in older ages. When these diseases start, they are very insidious.
It causes complaints such as shortness of breath, palpitations and fatigue. The patient may not care about these. First of all, it is attributed to smoking, and sometimes to fatigue and stress. The results of these may still not be noticed if ultrasound echocardiography is not performed in time. In this case, heart enlargement and heart failure occur. The patient undergoes surgery at a very advanced stage. If the decision is made at the time of surgery with the echocardiography performed before coming here, the risk will be very low.
Nowadays, this surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques and many intervention methods such as from the side wall of the chest, under the breast, from the armpit, from the lower end of the chest. It is a comfortable surgery. The patient does not feel pain, is discharged quickly, returns to daily life early, and the risk of bleeding is low. It has many advantages like this.