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Tricuspid And Bicuspid Valves
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
In police academy. I have a MVP, bicuspid tricuspid valve, &slight electrical delay. Is it safe to get tAsed for my certification (it's 5 seconds)?
Not sure: What you mean by a slight electrical delay (AV block, sinus pause, QT prolongation??), but I would not recommend being tased given this condition. Look to a cardiologist for this type of 'clearance'. Wouldn't want to develop cardiac arrest trying to get a certification.
Developed this way: This is how the heart developed. There's no difference in ability of the valves to function.
The same: There is no difference in the amount of work they do -it's just that one has 2 leaflets and the other 3.See 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Four heart valves: All 4 of your heart valves have three cusps. If you have a heart valve with 2 cusps that is a common congenital anomaly. A bicusp heart valve does not perform as well as a regular three cusp valve over a lifetime. Occasionally the bicusp valve will need repair or replace. The four valves are named; pulmonary, aortic, tricuspid and mitral. Be well.See 2 more doctor answers
Mitral valve: Bicuspid means "two leaflets". The only "normal" bicuspid valve in the heart is the mitral valve. It sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. The valve opens to fill the left ventricle during diastole and closes when the ventricle contracts (systole). The aortic valve is normally tricuspid but some people are born with an abnormal and bicuspid valve which may narrow later in life...See 1 more doctor answer
Mitral location: Calling it a bicuspid mitral valve is redundant. The mitral valve has two (bi) leaflets and was named for its appearance similar to a bishop's miter. It is located between the left atrium and ventricle and its function is to prevent blood from flowing back into the left atrium when the left ventricle contracts and pumps its content into the aorta.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Left ventricle: Blood will enter the left ventricle to be then pumped through the aorta to the rest of the body.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Bicuspid aortic valv: Read this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/bicuspid_aortic_valve.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nothing - same: The mitral valve or left atrio-ventricular valve is a bicuspid valve. The latter simply means a valve with two leaflets. That is the normal state. A tricuspid valve (3 leaflets) is normally the morphology of the right atrio-ventricular and aortic valves.See 1 more doctor answer
Aortic Insufficiency: I assume the bicuspid valve here is the aortic valve. A bicuspid aortic valve usually does not close properly and therefore leaks the blood backwards to the left ventricle. This is usually not a major issue until the fifth or sixth decade of life when the valve will likely need to be replaced. A person with bicuspid aortic valve should have regular follow up with a cardiologist.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Possible but not. ..: It may make your legs swell, but it is not usually disabling.
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