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Doctors Treat Rare Case of Blurred Vision due to Heart Infection

A 23-year-old doctor named Lokendranath from the Hyderabad city developed a rare condition of blurred vision due to valve infection which was spreading in his heart. 
He was advised to meet a cardiologist and an abnormality of heart valve known as the bicuspid aortic valve was discovered after a series of tests. In Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV), two of the leaflets of the aortic valve fuse during the early weeks of pregnancy. In this case, the aortic valve was swollen up and had infected the surrounding valve tissue as well.


"In valve infection, the patient shows symptoms such as tiredness, consistent fever and more. In Lokendranath's case, the infected material must have reached his eye due to which he suffered from an unusual symptom that is blur-vision," said Dr. Ramakanta Panda, a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon at Asian Heart Institute.


"Valve infection is a deadly condition and patients with valve defects are more vulnerable to infection. The common source of infection is nose, teeth, urine or sputum. This is why people should have proper dental hygiene," Dr. Panda added.


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Manpreet Kaur

Published Date
: 31-Dec-2019

Manpreet Kaur is an Engineer by education but found her interests in research and writing. Her prolific career spans the world of health, travel and digital marketing. She is a music lover who can be found with headphones on at any time of the day. If not found in office, then it is for sure she had packed her bag and is on trip to quench her thirst for adventure.

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