When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN Is it according to condition or age?
Valve surgery. The timing of heart valve surgery depends on which valve is involved, the nature of the valve problem, and other cardiac and medical factors. Some left heart valve problems can cause damage to the lung circulation and right side of the heart (such as pulmonary hypertension.) Consultation with a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon experienced at treating valves should define your options.
When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN Is it according to condition or age? What else?
Pulmonary HTN. Treatment of pulmonary is a stepwise approach depending on the severity and progression: it proceeds from medications by mouth, to intravenous medications to oxygen to surgery including septostomy and possible valve surgery. The best approach is to have these therapies administered by a cardiologist.