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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment on it sorry! ...Read more

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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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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...Read more

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Ihss and bicuspid aortic valve?

HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bicuspid becomes stenotic. If the bicuspid valve isn't stenotic, then the physiology is dictated by the ihss primarily. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

What is mitral valve regurgitation?

Leaky: Your heart valves are supposed to be one way doors. Blood is supposed to be pushed out in one direction with the valve (door) closing behind. If the door doesn't close completely and or some blood leaks backward it is called regurgitation. A little bit is not a problem, a large amount can make the heart need to work too hard. ...Read more

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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse.Left Atrium mildly dilated.mild mitral regurg.cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more

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Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets infected, the problem can become serious. ...Read more

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Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement like mitral valve replacement?

NO.: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are sewn in place the same, the location is totally different with particular anatomic differences. The mitral closes in systole and the aortic valve in diastole. For the mitral need to actually open the heart. For the aortic its done thru the aorta. ...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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Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Is tricuspid valve surgery open heart?

Yes: It's an open heart surgery in order to replace the valve or repair it with a ring. There are no good percutaneous options at the moment. ...Read more

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Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Is mitral aortic regurgitation hereditary?

Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve stenosis?

What is mitral valve stenosis?

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

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Patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid valve leak, what does this mean?

Patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid valve leak, what does this mean?

First PDA: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that affects some babies soon after birth. In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs the aorta and the pulmonary artery. Before birth, these arteries are connected by a blood vessel called the ductus arterioles, a vital part of fetal blood circulation.After birth, the ductus arteriosus closes. Sometimes the ductus arteriosus remains open, allowing oxygen-rich blood from the aorta to mix with oxygen-poor blood from the pulmonary artery. This can strain the heart and increase blood pressure in the lung arteries. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation. ?

Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation. ?

Both normal: Both are normal. All normal people have tricuspid regurgitation. This is a 100% normal finding. Thickening of the mitral valve is over-read. It appears in many reports. It has absolutely no clinical significance. Honestly! Please don't give it another thought. ...Read more

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What does mitral valve regurgitation trivial mean?

What does mitral valve regurgitation trivial mean?

Clinically...: ...insignificant? Best to check with your doctor as to his/her precise meaning however byt the term "trivial." ...Read more

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How do you treat a patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid valve leak?

How do you treat a patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid valve leak?

PDA: Treatment for the patent ductus arteriosus is closure of the ductus, this can be done in a variety of ways including meds, surgery and embolization. Usually the closure of the ductus will minimize the tricuspid valve leak so no other treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Patent ductus arteriosus and tricuspid valve leak, what does this mean?

First PDA: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a heart problem that affects some babies soon after birth. In PDA, abnormal blood flow occurs the aorta and the pulmonary artery. Before birth, these arteries are connected by a blood vessel called the ductus arterioles, a vital part of fetal blood circulation.After birth, the ductus arteriosus closes. Sometimes the ductus arteriosus remains open, allowing oxygen-rich blood from the aorta to mix with oxygen-poor blood from the pulmonary artery. This can strain the heart and increase blood pressure in the lung arteries. ...Read more

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What is the standard treatment for someone with pfo, tricuspid valve leaking severely, congestive heart failure with high blood pressure & is nursing?

What is the standard treatment for someone with  pfo, tricuspid valve leaking severely, congestive heart failure with high blood pressure & is nursing?

Closure: Patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation may develop cyanosis and dyspnea because of the direction of tricuspid regurgitation across the pfo. Device closure may be clinically beneficial. ...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

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Mitral and tricuspid prolapse valves slight leak on one diagnosed 32 years ago how often do I need echo ?

Slight leaky valve: this has happened over such a long period of time it does not sound like an acute process. Follow the recommendation of your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after her echo they refer to mild leaking of the tricuspid valve has anyone with hlhs experienced this?

Does anyone know, after her echo they refer to mild leaking of the tricuspid valve has anyone with hlhs experienced this?

Normal: Mild insufficiency (leaking) of the tricuspid valve is a normal finding on echocardiography (heart ultrasound.) at least 50% of people with a normal heart have mild tricuspid insufficiency seen by color doppler. ...Read more

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My daughter has hlhs and she has had her final surgery the fontan. mild leaking of the tricuspid valve. Prognosis?

My daughter has hlhs and she has had her final surgery the fontan. mild leaking of the tricuspid valve. Prognosis?

Wrong issue: Her prognosis is not determined by tricuspid regurgitation - that's benign and present in 99% of normal people. Her prognosis is determined by the completeness and durability of her repair. I wish her best wishes. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my daughter has hlhs and she has had her final surgery the fontan. Mild leaking of the tricuspid valve ?

Should i be concerned if my daughter has hlhs and she has had her final surgery the fontan. Mild leaking of the tricuspid valve ?

Typical: Almost always, the tricuspid valve has mild insufficiency (leakage). Even in people with a completely normal heart, tricuspid insufficiency is common. Mild tricuspid insufficiency after fontan procedure in hlhs does not predict any future problems. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has hlhs and she has had her final surgery ( fontan procedure), now with mild leaking of the tricuspid valve ?

What do you suggest if my child has hlhs and she has had her final surgery ( fontan procedure), now with mild leaking of the tricuspid valve ?

Echo/follow up: The effect and success of the surgery on overall heart function can be determined by further testing. Usually a cardiac echo, cardio pulmonary exercise testing can be used to view the structure and test the function of the heart during stress. A small leak in the valve should not typically cause problems and will be followed. ...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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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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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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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

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Had a test ran and it shows that I have a mild mitral and tricuspid valve issue,But dr said not to worry about it for 20 to 30 years should I be worry?

Valves: Mild mitral and tricuspid insufficiency are very common and often stay stable throughout life. If your doctor is comfortable with your status and encouraging you not to worry, I'd advise taking that advice. ...Read more

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Can tricuspid valve cause vertigo or vestibular problem?

Can tricuspid valve cause vertigo or vestibular problem?

Dizziness: One cause of imbalance/dizziness is cardiac. The symptoms could be lightheadedness or the sensation of falling. This is not truly vertigo or a vestibular problem as those are typically mediated by an inner ear abnormality. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have trace mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation?

Yes: Trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation by itself is nothing to worry about. There many people who live normal lives with this. This usually diagnosed with an echo. The echo gives a lot more additional information so make sure you have conversation with your doctor to make sure you you understand. ...Read more

Tricuspid Valve (Definition)

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 ...Read more