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Jersey City, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

I had an echo what does this mean: right sided structures: mild tricuspid incompetence. and pericardial space: trace effusion. it says overall normal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
These are normal: Variants & findings. Congratulations!
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Normal: Mild tricuspid valve leak is normal and a trace effusion ( fluid) in the pericardium is completely normal.

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