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Dr. Robert Binford
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Tricuspid Valve Repair (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. Robert Binford
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Tricuspid Valve Repair (Overview)

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.


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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?

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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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

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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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Weak right vent. (chf), severe tr, lots of swelling, and ef of 40%. Would a tricuspid valve repair help, or too risky? No heart attacks or blockages.

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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Hello, how is surgically repaired tricuspid valve? How does the surgery? What is postooperative course? After the surgery, i will be intubated?

Varies: Depending upon the underlying cause of ones tricuspid valve abnormality, it might be repaired or replaced. A repair could entail simply inserting a ring at the base of the valve (called the annulus) to tighten the valve and allow the leaflets to close completely, or it might require repair of the leaflets and support structure. A replacement might entail the use of a metallic or a tissue valve. ...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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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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