OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

COMPLICATED CASE OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE; UNEXPLORED FOR YEARS

M. Arif Khan, Raj Kishore Pandey, Tarique Nadeem, Manoj Kumar Sethi, Sumit Sharma, Krishna Murti, Ashok Gupta and Krishna Pandey

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2014.44.48

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 1

Pages 44-48

Abstract

Rheumatic heart disease is a one of the very common heart problem commonly prevalent among the children of developing countries, may occur in adults in their fourties also, if undiagnosed in early ages, similar in symptoms to ‘rheumatism’ but quite difficult to diagnose or are often misdiagnosed. The main objective of this article is to make acquainted about the disease and its further consequences, since initially it appears to be just a simple general fever but may prove deadly if undiagnosed or misdiagnosed leading to severe heart valve damage and consequent complications. The methods involved in the case include bilateral Femoral Embolectomy (BFE), Fasciotomy and Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (BMV). Through this case study an attempt has been made by the authors to make the people especially from the medical and related field, well acquainted about this deadly, silent, heart disease and its consequent complications.

Copyright

© 2014 M. Arif Khan, Raj Kishore Pandey, Tarique Nadeem, Manoj Kumar Sethi, Sumit Sharma, Krishna Murti, Ashok Gupta and Krishna Pandey. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.