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A 37-year-old female asked:

what does tricuspid valve: very mild insufficiency mean on an echo? should i see cardiologist?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
No: A very high percentage of the population has trivial or mild tricuspid regurgitation/insufficiency, as a fairly routine finding. In fact, the presence of this finding can allow for measurements to be made to estimate the blood pressure in your pulmonary (lung) blood vessels. Isolated very mild tricuspid insufficiency does not need to be monitored by a cardiologist.
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Usually benign: It means that the tricuspid valve is leaking. It is a common finding and usually benign. Discuss the finding with the ordering physician. Depending on pressure measurements, you might need to see a cardiologist.

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