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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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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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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 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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