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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Tricuspid Regurgitation

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What is tricuspid regurgitation?

What is tricuspid regurgitation?

A leaky & weak valve: The heart is a machine with plumbing. There are four holding tanks. Two upper and two lower. There are 4 valves in the heart that regulate the outflow. On the right side of the heart the blood is pumped to the lungs to get oxygen. The valve that is between the upper and lower is called the tricuspid valve. When it is damaged blood pushed from the top to the bottom leaks back into the top. ...Read more

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What's trivial tricuspid regurgitation?

Nothing to worry: About. It is not abnormal to have trivial reguritation. ...Read more

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What is moderate tricuspid regurgitation?

What is moderate tricuspid regurgitation?

Leaking valve: The tricuspid valve lies between the right atrium and right ventricle. When this valve leaks some of the blood flow leaks back into the right atrium. It can be caused by high blood pressure in the lungs, failure of right ventricle or mechanical issues of the valve. A moderate regurge is usually treated medically with diuretics. Tricuspid repair is usually combined with other heart surgery. ...Read more

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What is mild & physiological mitral & tricuspid regurgitation?

What is mild & physiological mitral & tricuspid regurgitation?

Normal finding: The mitral and tricuspid valves are the valves between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. When the heart contracts a tiny amount of blood may go backwards through the valves. This is called physiological regurgitation and is normal. When it becomes significantly more it may cause symptoms. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Mild tricuspid regurgitation and headaches, should I be concerned?

Depends on severity: Assuming both conditions are mild then you don't need to worry. Headaches however need to be controlled because they can be disabling. ...Read more

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Is it serious when you are diagnosed with mitral and tricuspid regurgitation?

Is it serious when you are diagnosed with mitral and tricuspid regurgitation?

Depends: Almost 100% of the population has tricuspid regurgitation. It's normal. Nearly everyone also has some degree, usually mild, of mitral regurgitation. The issue comes when either is severe. ...Read more

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Old echo determined trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. New one determined Mild regurgitation of both. Does this mean it has worsened?

Old echo determined trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. New one determined Mild regurgitation of both. Does this mean it has worsened?

Not much difference: When your reports say or use words like: Mild, slight, it means that it is a minimal change. So you do not have to pay much attention to it although your doctor ordering such tests is obliged to interpret/explain to you what it all means. Have you gone back to see your doctor after the tests were done and completed? ...Read more

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If you have tricuspid regurgitation, are you likely to get fatigue?

If you have tricuspid regurgitation, are you likely to get fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. TR can cause fatigue as it worsens and causes CHF ...Read more

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Are mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Varies some: The diagnostic echocardiogram that picks this up is so sensitive that it can pick up regurgitation that is considered trivial. If so it would have little impact on function. It can also find it when it is major. These terms and their importance in a study should be explained by the treating physician that orders the test. ...Read more

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Is a mitral regurgitation and a tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Is a mitral regurgitation and a tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read more

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I had an echo once that showed mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation. 30 y/o female, occasional chest pain. Should I be concerned?

I had an echo once that showed mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation. 30 y/o female, occasional chest pain. Should I be concerned?

No: Not uncommon. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. Be aware of symptoms of dyspnea - if you are noticing shortness of breath, consult with your doctor promptly. Ask your doctor if there was any evidence of pulmonary hypertension by the echo. ...Read more

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What is the cure for mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation?

? cure?: Your only cure for leaky valves is replacement with new ones. Since this would require major surgery and risk, it is not done when things are mild. If or when the leaks lead to some other heart issues, they would usually be managed with medication. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid regurgitation. Is it safe to use minoxidil topical?

I have tricuspid regurgitation. Is it safe to use minoxidil topical?

Possibly: Minoxidil is a potent vasodilator. It should be safe to take with tricuspid regurgitation, but you should clear it (and all medications) with your cardiologist first. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between having tricuspid regurgitation and a patent foramen ovale?

What is the relationship between having tricuspid regurgitation and a patent foramen ovale?

Tricuspid Regurg.: Most people have a tricuspid valve that leaks a little. It can be completely normal and leak.
We can use the velocity of the leak to estimate the pressure in the right ventricle (rv) the rv pressure should be low, approx. 1/4 to 1/3 of the normal BP measured by a arm blood pressure cuff.

A pfo is a structural hole that everyone has as a newborn and usually closes.
No real relationship. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the relationship between tricuspid regurgitation and a patent foramen ovale?

None: I assume that you had an echocardiogram. Tricuspid regurgitation is commonly seen on echocardiography. Most of the time, this is a normal finding and not indicative of disease. The velocity of the tr jet can be useful to measure to estimate right ventricular pressure. Pfo is also commonly seen, and not necessarily indicative of disease. More information is needed to provide more insight. ...Read more

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What is trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?

Regurgitation: No, these are very common findings on echo. By themselves these are harmless. Your doctor should be able to tell if there was any other findings of any concern. ...Read more

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What is "trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation" noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?

What is "trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation" noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?

Valve regurgitation: Echocardiograms and doppler studies have become very sophisticated that they can identify the most minor abnormalities. "trace" findings are not harmful and nothing to worry about but your tests should be repeated every so often as recommended by your cardiologist to monitor these findings. Perhaps, in due time, these findings can get worse and be treated accordingly as they are discovered. ...Read more

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I have had pericarditis in 2008. My most recent echo showed trace mitral an tricuspid regurgitation and a bright pericardium. What can this mean?

I have had pericarditis in 2008. My most recent echo showed trace mitral an tricuspid regurgitation and a bright pericardium. What can this mean?

Things to watch: The trace tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation may be nothing, but should be followed, or monitored by an echocardiogram, every year or every other year.
The bright pericardium is likely the result of the pericarditis (which is inflammation of the sack the heart sits in)
the worry is that this brightness becomes scar tissue, that could cause some squeezing of the heart, also followed by echo. ...Read more

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Can the left ventricular temporarily be dilated from Mitral and tricuspid regurgitation? Or is it permanent? Systolic and diastolic function normal

Question stream: Following your question stream you should see a cardiologist and be evaluated and be sure to ask the cardiologist the questions you placed here. Answers specific to you need to come from someone with the information specific to you. ...Read more

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Seek for 2nd opinion. Does Tricuspid Regurgitation with TVG of 11 mmhg, opening snap murmur, and RA/RV enlargement still can categorize as 'TRIVIAL'?

Seek for 2nd opinion. Does Tricuspid Regurgitation with TVG of 11 mmhg, opening snap murmur, and RA/RV enlargement still can categorize as 'TRIVIAL'?

2nd opinion: If I recall correctly you also have a pacer installed. This could contribute to the findings you relate. For a valid second opinion you need to see another doc who can use all available information to give you the opinion based on the most data. ...Read more

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Does a doctor have to report finding moderate tricuspid regurgitation from an ecg?

Does a doctor have to report finding moderate tricuspid regurgitation from an ecg?

Won't be evident: Tricuspid regurgitation can be evident on a physical examination if the murmur is heard or on an echocardiogram. It is not determined by an ekg. The ekg may have some findings that would suggest such a problem. ...Read more

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Is there almost always tricuspid regurgitation present when someone has pulmonary hypertension?

Is there almost always tricuspid regurgitation present when someone has pulmonary hypertension?

PH and TR: An echocardiogram can be used to screen for pulmonary hypertension by measuring the degree of tricuspid regurgitation (tr). While it is unusual, there are some instances where tr is not seen, yet the patient still has ph. ...Read more

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My echocardiography revealed I've tr+1& lvpw pap 50mmhg, mild tricuspid regurgitation pap 50mmhg what it means and how dangerous it is?

My echocardiography revealed I've tr+1& lvpw pap 50mmhg, mild tricuspid regurgitation pap 50mmhg what it means and how dangerous it is?

PAP: A mean pulmonary pressure of 25 mmhg or higher is consider pulmonary hypertension. There are multiple cause of pulmonary hypertension from primary to secondary to lung disease and pulmonary vascular disease. ...Read more

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SOB (+blue finger) when the weather is cold, after exercise, and eating. Could this be caused by tricuspid regurgitation & RVH that I have?

SOB (+blue finger) when the weather is cold, after exercise, and eating. Could this be caused by tricuspid regurgitation & RVH that I have?

Right heart: Hi Edwina, this could be simple or very complex. Usually the heart will tolerate quite severe TR without severe symptoms. If you want to link the blue finger to the heart you have to think of LtoR shunt as in severe VSD (Eisenmenger), CHD (Fallots) or large ostium primum. You need an ECHO if it has not been done. If these are normal, the SOB could be mild CHF or deconditioning. Chk for Raynauds tx ...Read more