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Could headaches be caused by trivial tricuspid and bicuspid valve regurgitation?

Could headaches be caused by trivial tricuspid and bicuspid valve regurgitation?

Very unlikely: Pfo (persistent foramen ovale) has been associated with recalcitrant headache, and some individuals experience dramatic improvement with PFO closed surgically. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Where are the tricuspid and bicuspid valves in the heart?

Where are the tricuspid and bicuspid valves in the heart?

Atria/venticle: The tricuspid valve is located between the right atria and right ventricle. It is the largest of the 4 valves of the heart. The bicuspid valve is located between the left atria and left ventricle. It is also known as the mitral valve. ...Read more

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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)?

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. ...Read more

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How can the bicuspid and tricuspid valves open and close?

Pressure gradients: The valve leaflets shown in the picture are very thin- like cloth. When the heart relaxes and pump, pressure gradients open and close the valves. I suggest you watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rguztY8aqpk ...Read more

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Please explain why the bicuspid valves have 2 flaps and the tricuspid valves have 3 flaps?

Please explain why the bicuspid valves have 2 flaps and the tricuspid valves have 3 flaps?

Developed this way: This is how the heart developed. There's no difference in ability of the valves to function. ...Read more

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Does the bicuspid valve work harder than the tricuspid valve?

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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Which valve in the heart works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid ?

Which valve in the heart works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid ?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Which heart valve works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid?

Which heart valve works harder, the bicuspid or tricuspid?

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. ...Read more

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What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

What is the function of the bicuspid valve?

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... ...Read more

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Bicuspid arotic valve?

Your question?: You named a valve of the heart. The aortic valve is one of the four valves of the heart. It normally has three leaflets, although in 2% of the population it is found to congenitally have two leaflets. ...Read more

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What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

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. ...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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Where does blood enter after it leaves the bicuspid valve?

Where does blood enter after it leaves the bicuspid valve?

Left ventricle: Blood will enter the left ventricle to be then pumped through the aorta to the rest of the body. ...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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What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

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. ...Read more

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What is the condition called when the bicuspid valve doesn't close?

What is the condition called when the bicuspid valve doesn't close?

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. ...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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I have tricuspid hear valve issues. Will this eventually take me out of the work force?

Possible but not ...: It may make your legs swell, but it is not usually disabling. ...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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How does the bicuspid valve function?

How does the bicuspid valve function?

May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. These swing open and shut in a similar fashion. Depending on the precise architecture of the 2 cusps, there may be increased turbulence of blood flow through the valve, and over time more wear and tear leading to thickening/obstruction, or leaks. ...Read more

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What is another name for the bicuspid valve?

Mitral valve: The bicuspid valve is the mitral valve. It is also one of the atrio-ventricular valves. ...Read more

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What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

What happens if someone's bicuspid valve does not close properly?

Aortic insufficiency: When an aortic valve (bicuspid or a normal tricuspid valve) does not close properly, insufficiency or regurgitation ("leaking") results. When mild, this does not have clinical effects, but when severe it can compromise cardiac function. ...Read more

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What is the location of the tricuspid and mitral valve?

What is the location of the tricuspid and mitral valve?

Tricuspid R mitral L: Tricuspid:right side of heart and separates right atrium from right ventricle
mitral : left side of heart and separates left atrium from left ventricle. ...Read more

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Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Can you join the military with a bicuspid valve replacement?

Valve surgery: To my knowledge, any type of cardiac surgery generally precludes service in the military. You should contact a recruiting office for a specific answer. ...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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Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

Is the bicuspid valve opened or closed when the left atrium contracts?

Open: The bicuspid or mitral valve would be open when the left atrium contracts. It opens during diastole (heart is relaxed) and blood is flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. The contraction of the left atrium results in the valve opening wider and an increase in that flow. ...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

Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more