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What is tricuspid regurgitation?

What is tricuspid regurgitation?

A leaky & weak valve: The heart is a machine with plumbing. There are four holding tanks. Two upper and two lower. There are 4 valves in the heart that regulate the outflow. On the right side of the heart the blood is pumped to the lungs to get oxygen. The valve that is between the upper and lower is called the tricuspid valve. When it is damaged blood pushed from the top to the bottom leaks back into the top. ...Read more

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Is it serious when you are diagnosed with mitral and tricuspid regurgitation?

Is it serious when you are diagnosed with mitral and tricuspid regurgitation?

Depends: Almost 100% of the population has tricuspid regurgitation. It's normal. Nearly everyone also has some degree, usually mild, of mitral regurgitation. The issue comes when either is severe. ...Read more

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I have had pericarditis in 2008. My most recent echo showed trace mitral an tricuspid regurgitation and a bright pericardium. What can this mean?

I have had pericarditis in 2008. My most recent echo showed trace mitral an tricuspid regurgitation and a bright pericardium. What can this mean?

Things to watch: The trace tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation may be nothing, but should be followed, or monitored by an echocardiogram, every year or every other year. The bright pericardium is likely the result of the pericarditis (which is inflammation of the sack the heart sits in) the worry is that this brightness becomes scar tissue, that could cause some squeezing of the heart, also followed by echo. ...Read more

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Tachycardia, hypertension, trace to mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic valvular insufficiency on ecg. What's this mean and what treatment?

Tachycardia, hypertension, trace to mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic valvular insufficiency on ecg. What's this mean and what treatment?

Probably nothing: Mild degree of tricuspid and pulmonic regurgitation are often seen normally on echocardiogram in the absence of any other finding. At your age,hypertension and tachycardia ,often labile , are often emotional/psychological but needs to be determined if you do not have medical conditions such as thyroid that can give the same symptoms.See your MD ...Read more

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What is the cure for mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation?

?cure?: Your only cure for leaky valves is replacement with new ones. Since this would require major surgery and risk, it is not done when things are mild. If or when the leaks lead to some other heart issues, they would usually be managed with medication. ...Read more

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What is tricuspid regurgitation?

A leaky & weak valve: The heart is a machine with plumbing. There are four holding tanks. Two upper and two lower. There are 4 valves in the heart that regulate the outflow. On the right side of the heart the blood is pumped to the lungs to get oxygen. The valve that is between the upper and lower is called the tricuspid valve. When it is damaged blood pushed from the top to the bottom leaks back into the top. ...Read more

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What's trivial tricuspid regurgitation?

Nothing to worry : About. It is not abnormal to have trivial reguritation. ...Read more

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What is moderate tricuspid regurgitation?

What is moderate tricuspid regurgitation?

Leaking valve: The tricuspid valve lies between the right atrium and right ventricle. When this valve leaks some of the blood flow leaks back into the right atrium. It can be caused by high blood pressure in the lungs, failure of right ventricle or mechanical issues of the valve. A moderate regurge is usually treated medically with diuretics. Tricuspid repair is usually combined with other heart surgery. ...Read more

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What is mild & physiological mitral & tricuspid regurgitation?

What is mild & physiological mitral & tricuspid regurgitation?

Normal finding: The mitral and tricuspid valves are the valves between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. When the heart contracts a tiny amount of blood may go backwards through the valves. This is called physiological regurgitation and is normal. When it becomes significantly more it may cause symptoms. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Mild tricuspid regurgitation and headaches, should I be concerned?

Depends on severity: Assuming both conditions are mild then you don't need to worry. Headaches however need to be controlled because they can be disabling. ...Read more

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Is it serious when you are diagnosed with mitral and tricuspid regurgitation?

Depends: Almost 100% of the population has tricuspid regurgitation. It's normal. Nearly everyone also has some degree, usually mild, of mitral regurgitation. The issue comes when either is severe. ...Read more

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Old echo determined trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. New one determined Mild regurgitation of both. Does this mean it has worsened?

Old echo determined trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. New one determined Mild regurgitation of both.  Does this mean it has worsened?

Not much difference: When your reports say or use words like: Mild, slight, it means that it is a minimal change. So you do not have to pay much attention to it although your doctor ordering such tests is obliged to interpret/explain to you what it all means. Have you gone back to see your doctor after the tests were done and completed? ...Read more

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If you have tricuspid regurgitation, are you likely to get fatigue?

If you have tricuspid regurgitation, are you likely to get fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. TR can cause fatigue as it worsens and causes CHF ...Read more

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Are mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Varies some: The diagnostic echocardiogram that picks this up is so sensitive that it can pick up regurgitation that is considered trivial.If so it would have little impact on function.It can also find it when it is major. These terms and their importance in a study should be explained by the treating physician that orders the test. ...Read more

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Is a mitral regurgitation and a tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Is a mitral regurgitation and a tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read more