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Can You Tell Me The Structural Differences Of The Tricuspid Valve From Pulmonary Valve
See below: Structural differences are minimal. They are both fibrous and usually have three cusps. The tricuspid is anchored to tiny muscles called papillary muscles. The functional differences are more relevant. The tricuspid regulates blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle, while the pulmonary valve stands between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Wow,: Do u want 2b an md? The pulmonary artery takes the blood (that gave up the oxygen to the tissues in the body) from your right heart to the lungs. Oxygenated blood returns to the left heart via the 4 pulmonary veins. This is called the pulmonary circulation ( see google) pulmonary (in the p.Artery) and the tricuspid (between the 2 chambers of the right heart control the flow in this system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TV,PH: Complicated question and probably not enough room here to expound. In the face of significant pulmonary hypertension, tricuspid stenosis can impair cardiac output and exacerbate fluid retention like edema and ascites. Tricuspid insufficiency can do similar things for slightly different physiology but similar endpoints. You might read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/ ...Read more
I had a transplant 13 yrars ago. September 18 i had a tricuspid valve replaced and pacemaker put in. I had incision that would not heal on my right groin. Now i am having fluid build up in my lungs. Does. It sound like i am having complications with my ly
My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?
Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment on it sorry! ...Read more
Had a doppler echo for evaluation of murmur. Looking at report says aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve normal. But is says nothing about the pulmonic valve. Nothing at all. This normal?
Most likely normal : The report should have commented on pulmonic valve as a standard practice. Sometimes pulmonic valve cannot be seen, but usually it is mentioned in the report. It is highly unlikely to have abnormal pulmonic valve and no comment made. Most cases pulmonic valves are normal. I check with your physician first, but would not loose sleep over it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonary valve insufficiency, atrial septrum is aneurysmal?
Echo findings: Tricuspid and pulmonary valve regurgitation means that these valve leak blood when they close. Trace or mild regurgitation of these valves can be a normal finding. Atrial septum aneurysm means that the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, i.e. The atria, is larger than normal or redundant, with moving or bulging towards either side. ...Read more
Had an echo for small murmur. Came back normal. But on report it lists aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves normal. But there is no mention of the pulmonary valve. Not anywhere. Why is this?
Yes: Depending on the situation, tricuspid valve problems can be treated with mechanical valves, tissue valves, valve repair, or sometimes medications. Sometime tricuspid valve problems can get better by treating other problems with the heart (like left-sided valve issues). Check with a doctor for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation by itself is nothing to worry about. There many people who live normal lives with this. This usually diagnosed with an echo. The echo gives a lot more additional information so make sure you have conversation with your doctor to make sure you you understand. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 2D Echo Cardiogram indicated a bicuspid valve as opposed to tricuspid valve. Is that going to be a problem? Will there be any issues?
Yes: I assume you mean bicuspid aortic valve. Know that patients with a bicuspid aortic valve require surveillance for the development of aortic valve issues (stenosis, regurgitation) and for thoracic aortic aneurysms. You'd be best served with a cardiologist if this is the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I choose to have my tricuspid valve repaired even if my doctor says symptoms haven't progressed far enough for it to be neccissary?
I found out from my echo results I have tricuspid valve insufficiency. But, my cardiologist says I'm fine. Ive read not to ignore it.What should I do?
Tricuspid insufficiency: We see minimal tricuspid insufficiency frequently. Usually it's no big deal. Ask your cardiologist for an explanation of your situation. ...Read more
Congenital anomaly: Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a congenital heart disease characterized by "downward" displacement of the tricuspid valve towards the apex of the right ventricle. Often there is an associated atrial septal defect. There are frequent arrhythmias, including wolf-parkinson-white syndrome. There is wide variation in the severity. ...Read more
Epstein's anomaly: Yes, it is possible. It can eventually cause right heart failure and even sudden cardiac death. It is very important to be followed by a cardiologist that specializes in adult congenital defects on a regular basis. It is highly variable though. Some patients have a normal life span without many if any symptoms. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/arrhythmia/Ebsteins-Anomaly ...Read more
The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards ...Read more
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