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Doctor insights on: The Tricuspid Valve

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Could a tricuspid valve be replace with mechanical?

Could a tricuspid valve be replace with mechanical?

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 more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Valve (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: tricuspid valve?

The valve between ..: The three flaps of tissue on the right side of the heart that prevent blood from going backwards from the right ventricle to the right atrium with every heart beat. ...Read more

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Can you explain what ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve means?

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

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Is it possible for you to die from a mild case of ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve?

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

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What is the definition or description of: tricuspid valve repair?

See below: The tricuspid valve separates the upper and lower chambers of the right side of the heart. When the right ventricle enlarges for whatever reason, the tricuspid valve no longer seals when it closes, leading to regurgitation. Repairing the valve requires reducing the size of the valve, as well as repairing the leaflets. If that doesn't work, then a valve replacement would be in order. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tricuspid valve is slightly thicker than normal but I was born with it?

Tricuspid valve: If you are symptom free, I would not be concerned. For peace of mind you can be checked by a cardiologist periodically ...Read more

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Had a test ran and it shows that I have a mild mitral and tricuspid valve issue,But dr said not to worry about it for 20 to 30 years should I be worry?

Valves: Mild mitral and tricuspid insufficiency are very common and often stay stable throughout life. If your doctor is comfortable with your status and encouraging you not to worry, I'd advise taking that advice. ...Read more

Tricuspid Valve (Definition)

The three flaps of tissue on the right side of the heart that prevent blood from going backwards from the right ventricle to the right atrium ...Read more