风湿性心脏病

Not all people who have rheumatic fever develop rheumatic heart disease. 然而, the best way to prevent rheumatic heart disease is to seek appropriate treatment for rheumatic fever. Cardiologists at 迪拜美国医院 provide preventive treatment options to treat rheumatic fever and advanced solutions including minimally invasive surgeries for rheumatic heart disease if it develops.

风湿性心脏病 involves permanent damage to heart valves and develops as a result of rheumatic fever when it isn’t diagnosed early and treated appropriately. Rheumatic fever occurs by strep infections that cause shortness of breath, 胸部不适, 弱点, 关节肿痛, 皮肤下有肿块, 皮肤上出现格状皮疹, uncontrolled movements of limbs and neuromuscular movements, 胃疼, 还有减肥. Symptoms typically appear 1 to 6 weeks after a bout of strep throat, and they may be too mild to be recognized at times.

风湿热可发生于任何年龄, but children ages 5 to 15 are more vulnerable to get affected by it. Children with a history of repeated strep throat infections are at the highest risk for rheumatic heart disease. When you experience these symptoms or suspect them in your child, we recommend you to consult a trusted physician for an accurate diagnosis to prevent further complications such as 风湿性心脏病. 风湿性心脏病 develops over a period of time and can lead to heart failure.

Causes and Symptoms of Rheumatic Heart Disease:

Rheumatic fever can affect many connective tissues in the heart, while the heart valve becomes inflamed and scarred causing the valve to narrow or leak. The inflamed valve makes it challenging for the heart to function normally i.e. 把血液输送到全身.

A recent history of strep infection or rheumatic fever can determine the diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease, 它可以表现为:

  • 呼吸急促(气促)
  • 胸部疼痛
  • 肿胀

风湿性心脏病的诊断:

In order to determine the presence of rheumatic heart disease, people with a strep infection undergo a physical exam allowing the physician to check for any murmur that may signal blood leakage around the damaged valve, or hear rub that is caused by the sliding of inflamed heart tissues against each other.

伴随着超声心动图(echo), 心电图(ECG), 胸部x光片, the doctor also conducts blood tests to look for infection and inflammation, and Cardiac MRI to confirm the diagnosis. 

风湿性心脏病的治疗:

一旦确诊, the multidisciplinary healthcare team determines an appropriate treatment plan based on:

  • The patient’s overall health and medical history
  • 疾病的范围和严重程度
  • The patient’s tolerance for specific medications or procedures
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While the best treatment for rheumatic heart disease is prevention, conservative methods like medication and therapies are prescribed to treat symptoms and manage the condition. Medications involve antibiotics that have been proven highly effective in addressing strep throat and preventing acute rheumatic fever from developing.

In cases when the inflammation has damaged the heart valve, advanced treatment methods like surgical repair or replacement of the valve are indicated. At 迪拜美国医院’s Cardiology, our cardiac surgeons have a wealth of expertise in performing minimally invasive surgical procedures by using state-of-the-art technology to provide the optimal care and achieve the expected outcomes.     

预约:

If you or your child suffer from rheumatic fever and are concerned about the potential complications including rheumatic heart disease, we encourage you to book an appointment with the best-in-class Consultant Cardiologists in Dubai using our secure online form and let our cardiac-care team take care of the rest.

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