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Doctor insights on: Tricuspid Atresia Repair

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Anyone survive tricuspid atresia?

Anyone survive tricuspid atresia?

Yes...: Tricuspid atresia is a congenital problem of the tricuspid valve, the inflow valve to the right ventricle. With this valve issue the right ventricle doesn't usually form normally. In the first week of life it will be established if the lungs are getting an appropriate amount of flow. Kids usually have 2 or 3 surgeries to in the first four years of life. Surgeries include the glenn and fontan. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid atresia, can I have a baby safely?

I have tricuspid atresia, can I have a baby safely?

No way to know: The best way to know is to ask your treating cardiologist.Some have great results from their heart surgery and some don't fare as well.You may function well in your daily life, but the stress of a pregnancy is hard on some women with normal hearts.Prenatal counseling with your docs and a geneticist would be worthwhile. Your risk of a baby with a heart defect could be as high as 8-10%. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid atresia. Can I safely have a baby?

I have tricuspid atresia.  Can I safely have a baby?

Maybe: This question would be best answered by a cardiologist with expertise in adults with congenital heart disease. Many women with ta have had successful pregnancies. It depends on how well your heart is functioning, what medications you are taking, the presence of abnormal heart rhythms, and the presence of other health problems. Your age is also a factor. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the tricuspid atresia?

Tricuspid atresia: read this: http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/t/tricuspid-atresia?_vsrefdom=TricuspidAtresia&gclid=Cj0KEQiAkdajBRCJ_7_j6sCck7wBEiQAppb2i0QI5C2d1wkS4Obu2m1LZlsCF7tEflJrx-VoORfHi58aAr298P8HAQ

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Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia?

Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia?

Congenital heart dis: Tricuspid atresia is a serious congenital heart defect. The tricuspid valve connects the right atrium, which receives blood from the body, to the right ventricle, which pumps to the lungs. This can be diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. Early therapy can be life-saving, but typically three palliative surgeries are required for long-term survival. Surgery creates reliable blood flow to the lungs. ...Read more

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What happens if a baby has tricuspid atresia?

What happens if a baby has tricuspid atresia?

Need Surgery: All infants with tricuspid atresia will require surgery if they survive (which most do). They will ultimately require a few surgeries and this depends on what form of tricuspid atresia they have--but all will ultimately require a fontan. But if no other issues, they can do relatively well overall. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia and having child with a successful turn out?

Can you tell me about tricuspid atresia and having child with a successful turn out?

Outcome of TA: TA is an uncommon, congenital heart defect usually diagnosed before birth. After birth infants usually require urgent medical intervention (IV medication) and surgery soon after. The long term management includes at least 2 additional operations (Fontan procedure).Children with successful Fontan may have good(but not normal) quality of life ...Read more

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What syndrome has hypoplastic ventricle, pulmonary and tricuspid atresia?

What syndrome has hypoplastic ventricle, pulmonary and tricuspid atresia?

Variable: Could be a dorv double outlet right ventricle which can incorporate the defects mentioned. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid valve artesia, and have a pacemaker. i have been smoking marijuana for 3 years, what are my health risk.

I have tricuspid valve artesia, and have a pacemaker. i have been smoking marijuana for 3 years, what are my health risk.

No one knows.: You do have some risk from the atresia of the valve, and recently a new.study suggests that there is an increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attacks) in people who smoke marijuana regularly. Since that study has not yet been duplicated, I don't know what to make of it, but it is something to consider. You might consider cutting back on the marijuana some until the issue is sorted out. ...Read more

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

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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Whats the differance in mitral repair and or replacement i need repair on mitral tricuspid leaking as well prognosis for 5""2 215lbs 50 yr. female?

Whats the differance in mitral repair and or replacement i need repair on mitral tricuspid leaking as well prognosis for 5""2 215lbs 50 yr. female?

Mitral valve: for mitral regurgitation , repair by a surgeon with lots of experience, is preferred as you keep your natural valve and would most likely not require a lifetime of anti-coagulants. ...Read more

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Can I choose to have my tricuspid valve repaired even if my doctor says symptoms haven't progressed far enough for it to be neccissary?

Can I choose to have my tricuspid valve repaired even if my doctor says symptoms haven't progressed far enough for it to be neccissary?

Second opinion: You won't be able to convince any ethical cardiac surgeon to operate on you if he/ she doesn't believe that surgery is indicated. My advice is to bring all your test results to another respected cardiac SURGEON and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Has any doctor in the usa done successful transcatheter tricuspid valve repairs? My dad needs this type of procedure.

Talk to cardiologist: He should speak to his cardiologist. Personally, I have only seen mitral valves replaced in this manner, though there are always new procedures being pioneered in cardiology. ...Read more

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Will a tricuspid valve repair for severe tr cause more problems if the right ventricle of the heart is weak and there is some CHF (40% ef) or help?

Tricuspid repair: Whether to repair a tricuspid valve is a complicated problem dependent on the details of the patient's physiology. It is possible for some people to do fine with major tricuspid regurgitation and others benefit by repair. You should discuss this problem with the cardiologist who understands the patient's situation. The data here isn't sufficient to advise. ...Read more

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What is more urgent to repair: a severely leaking tricuspid valve (in a congestive heart) or a decortification of a right lung partially collapsed?

What is more urgent to repair: a severely leaking tricuspid valve (in a congestive heart) or a decortification of a right lung partially collapsed?

Depends: That really depends on the variables - impossible to make a global statement. It would be really nice if some talented surgeon could do both at the same operation. Never have seen it, but it's worth investigating. Don't be put off if the first surgeon you ask says, no. It would be an unusual request. ...Read more