According to recent research, there’s more than 40% of cardiovascular patients have mitral valve stenosis. However, most of the patients are unaware of the potential danger of this common cardiovascular disease that may threaten their life.
Mitral valve stenosis is a cardiovascular disease in which the mitral valve doesn’t open as wide as it should. The valve becomes stiff or scarred, or the valve flaps become partially joined together. Mitral valve stenosis leads to the insufficiency in supplying adequate oxygenated blood for the heart and body. As the results, due to the lack of oxygen, organisms cannot function properly which may lead to the accumulation of blood in the lung. If the patients do not have the right medical treatment in time, they may experience a heart failure; a stroke; an infection in the heart (endocarditis); or a pulmonary edema. When encounter any of these symptoms: feeling of tired and nervous, difficulty in breathing when you are active, please immediately come to FV Hospital for the professional consultant and treatment. Our doctors will ask about your symptoms as well as previous medical history record. Then our doctors will give an overall check-up for your heart and potentially have you run one of the medical tests depending on the conditions of your heart such as: chest X-ray, ECG, Echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization… to give out the most accurate diagnosis.
Nowadays, there are two most common treatments for mitral valve stenosis which are the use medicines following the doctor’s prescriptions and surgical treatment. Thus, what is the optimum treatment for mitral valve stenosis? What are the effective ways to prevent mitral valve stenosis patients from having a heart failure or a stroke?
Understanding patients’ concerns and struggles, FV Hospital invited Dr. Duong Thuy Lien, Senior Consultant of Cardiology department to be our guest speaker of the comprehensive health talk about the topic:” Mitral Valve Stenosis Treatment and The Preventions of sudden deaths”.