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Heart murmur with normal echocardiogram. Only showed trace mitral & tricuspid valve regurgitation. Does this mean murmur is benign?

Heart murmur with normal echocardiogram. Only showed trace mitral & tricuspid valve regurgitation. Does this mean murmur is benign?

Yes: A murmur is just a sound made by blood flowing through your heart and valves. If the Echo is normal, trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation is probably normal for you. Benign means not indicative of pathology or not pathological. You have a benign murmur. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Is it okay to have trace mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation?

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

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My echo reads trace of mitral&tricuspid valve regurgitation is that normal? Have had chronic fatigue for months - have scleroderma and gastroparesis

My echo reads trace of mitral&tricuspid valve regurgitation is that normal? Have had chronic fatigue for months - have scleroderma and gastroparesis

Trivial: These findings on an echocardiogram are common and insignificant and shouldn't cause fatigue or any other symptoms. I assume that the rest of the echocardiogram was normal. ...Read more

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How does tricuspid valve regurgitation affect hypertension?

How does tricuspid valve regurgitation affect hypertension?

It doesn't: Completely desperate although pulmonary HTN can make tricuspid regurgitation worse. ...Read more

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My cardiologist said that I have mild mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation but they are not harmful. But now I have ectopics when laying down. Why?

These findings are: Most likely unrelated as all of us experience occasional extra heart beats. You should go back to your cardiologist and tell him/her about your new symptoms. A long term monitor and perhaps a short course of drug therapy might be warranted. Discuss this with your health care professional. ...Read more

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2yr has mild to moderate mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation. And has increased urinate, cough at night & low body temp. Could flow be increasing?

2yr has mild to moderate mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation. And has increased urinate, cough at night & low body temp. Could flow be increasing?

Kidney function: Although this is theoretically possible, I would suggest kidney function studies including blood, urine and reanl ultrasouns. Consult you physician and make an appointment for follow up. ...Read more

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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

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

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I had a heart ultra sound and it says that I have tricuspid valve regurgitation (mild) and mitral valve regurgitation (mild) but all else is norm. Is this ok. Can this kill me?

I had a heart ultra sound and it says that I have tricuspid valve regurgitation (mild) and mitral valve regurgitation (mild) but all else is norm. Is this ok. Can this kill me?

Probably not: Mild regurgitation of valves is usually not a problem. You will need to be followed routinely by your doctor. Sometimes these leaks can worsen over time. In that case you may need surgery at some point. It will also be important to take antibiotics before any procedure including dental. ...Read more

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I have mitral valve prolapse with mild tricuspid valve regurgitation is it normal to have lots of pvcs an sometimes a fast heart rate with pvcs i?

I have mitral valve prolapse with mild tricuspid valve regurgitation is it normal to have lots of pvcs an sometimes a fast heart rate with pvcs i?

YES: PVC's and intermittent PAT (tachycardia) are common arrythmias associated with Mitral Valve Prolapse and there is medication if this is causing symptoms...

Ask your Cardiologist (or PCP if sh/she ordered the cardiac echo)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Summary of my resent echogram; 1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52% 2-Mild left atrial enlargement. 3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition. 4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis. 5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. 6-Mode

Summary of my resent echogram; 1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52% 2-Mild left atrial enlargement. 3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition. 4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis. 5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. 6-Mode

Need cardiologist!: There are a number of concerning findings on your echocardiogram. The left ventricular function (how strong your pump is) is just a little low; I'm not that concerned about that. The valves, especially aortic, are the biggest problem: to have both aortic regurgitation (back flow across the valve) and narrowing (stenosis) is very concerning. Follow up soon with your cardiologist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Heart ultra sound was all normal but it showed I had trace tricuspid & mitral valve regurgitation. Is this norm? Am I more susceptible 2 myocarditis?

Heart ultra sound was all normal but it showed I had trace tricuspid & mitral valve regurgitation. Is this norm? Am I more susceptible 2 myocarditis?

Yes. This is normal.: Modern sensitive ultrasound machines will demonstrate trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation in most individuals. The valves do not hermetically seal when they close. These findings are normal and do not increase your risk of endocarditis (valve infection). ...Read more

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Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation.?

Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation.?

Both normal: Both are normal. All normal people have tricuspid regurgitation. This is a 100% normal finding. Thickening of the mitral valve is over-read. It appears in many reports. It has absolutely no clinical significance. Honestly! Please don't give it another thought. ...Read more

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Do both tricuspid valve stenosis and regurgitation result in hypertrophy in the right atrium?

Possibly: Tricuspid stenosis is more likely to cause hypertrophy (thickening) of the right ventricle, whereas tricuspid regurgitation is more likely to cause dilatation, where the chamber increases in volume without much thickening. ...Read more

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Can both tricuspid valve stenosis and tricuspid regurgitation result in hypertrophy in the right atrium?

Sort of: The right atrium tends to enlarge somewhat with both conditions; it is more so with tricuspid stenosis. Technically though it is an enlargement, not a hypertrophy (which means muscular thickening). Ra enlargement with tr would imply either severe tr or very elevated pulmonary resistance pressures. ...Read more

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Been active my whole life, eat a healthy diet. Just found that I have a tricuspid valve, 42 mm asc aorta &trace regur in 4 vlvs. Low bld pres/no prob

Been active my whole life, eat a healthy diet. Just found that I have a tricuspid valve, 42 mm asc aorta &trace regur in 4 vlvs. Low bld pres/no prob

No worries: The heart is like the eyes- it's rare to have a perfect one. If you do an echo on most of us, you'd find evidence of trace regurgitation in some or all of the valves.

As long as the heart is working well and it's trace regurgitation it's no problem. The aorta diamater sounds normal but depends how they measured it.

The doctor that ordered the test should be contacting you with the results too. ...Read more

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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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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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Does the bicuspid valve work harder than the tricuspid valve?

Valve: Bicuspid aortic valve do for some reason wear out sooner and more likely go onto aortic stenosis likely related to flow disturbances. ...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