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A 47-year-old member asked:

How can tricuspid insufficiency affect blood pressure?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 39 years experience
Unusual association: The tricuspid valve is the valve between the right atrium and the right ventricle. Even in normal hearts and normal circulations, echocardiography can detect tricuspid insufficiency. It would be unusual for isolated tricuspid insufficiency to affect blood pressure unless the severity of the leak was so high that it affected the heart's ability to maintain a normal cardiac output.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how tricuspid insufficiency affect blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
It doesn't: It would have no direct effect.
Last updated Jan 18, 2014
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