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Doctor insights on: Tricuspid Valve Vs Pulmonary Valve

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Can you tell me the structural differences of the tricuspid valve from pulmonary valve?

Can you tell me the structural differences of the tricuspid valve from pulmonary valve?

See below: Structural differences are minimal. They are both fibrous and usually have three cusps. The tricuspid is anchored to tiny muscles called papillary muscles. The functional differences are more relevant. The tricuspid regulates blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle, while the pulmonary valve stands between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. ...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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What does the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, do?

What does the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, do?

Wow,: Do u want 2B an md? The pulmonary artery takes the blood (that gave up the oxygen to the tissues in the body) from your right heart to the lungs. Oxygenated blood returns to the left heart via the 4 pulmonary veins. This is called the pulmonary circulation (see google) pulmonary (in the p.Artery) and the tricuspid (between the 2 chambers of the right heart control the flow in this system. ...Read more

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How do problems with the tricuspid valve affect pulmonary hypertension?

How do problems with the tricuspid valve affect pulmonary hypertension?

TV, PH: Complicated question and probably not enough room here to expound. In the face of significant pulmonary hypertension, tricuspid stenosis can impair cardiac output and exacerbate fluid retention like edema and ascites. Tricuspid insufficiency can do similar things for slightly different physiology but similar endpoints. You might read this: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/ ...Read more

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Is there a connection between tricuspid valve and pulmonary hypertension?

Is there a connection between tricuspid valve and pulmonary hypertension?

As: The pressure in your pulmonary vasculature increases, this changes affect the efficacy of your right side of the heart and may result in insufficiency of your tricuspid. ...Read more

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I had a transplant 13 yrars ago. September 18 I had a tricuspid valve replaced and pacemaker put in. I had incision that would not heal on my right groin. Now I am having fluid build up in my lungs. Does. It sound like I am having complications with my ly

I had a transplant 13 yrars ago. September 18 I had a tricuspid valve replaced and pacemaker put in. I had incision that would not heal on my right groin. Now I am having fluid build up in my lungs. Does. It sound like I am having complications with my ly

Mgt: The fluid build up in the lung may represent a problem with your heart or lungs, and I would suggest an evaluation to include a Cardiac ECHO.
It is important to avoid excessive salt intake, to monitor your BP and to please see your cardiologist. ...Read more

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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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Had a doppler echo for evaluation of murmur. Looking at report says aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve normal. But is says nothing about the pulmonic valve. Nothing at all. This normal?

Had a doppler echo for evaluation of murmur. Looking at report says aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve normal. But is says nothing about the pulmonic valve. Nothing at all. This normal?

Most likely normal: The report should have commented on pulmonic valve as a standard practice. Sometimes pulmonic valve cannot be seen, but usually it is mentioned in the report. It is highly unlikely to have abnormal pulmonic valve and no comment made. Most cases pulmonic valves are normal. I check with your physician first, but would not loose sleep over it. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonary valve insufficiency, atrial septrum is aneurysmal?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonary valve insufficiency, atrial septrum is aneurysmal?

Echo findings: Tricuspid and pulmonary valve regurgitation means that these valve leak blood when they close. Trace or mild regurgitation of these valves can be a normal finding. Atrial septum aneurysm means that the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, i.e. The atria, is larger than normal or redundant, with moving or bulging towards either side. ...Read more

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Had an echo for small murmur. Came back normal. But on report it lists aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves normal. But there is no mention of the pulmonary valve. Not anywhere. Why is this?

Unsure...: Just because the valve is not commented on does not mean there is an issue. Would call the lab where the study was performed and have them review your study, focusing on the pulmonic valve. Good luck. ...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

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What does tricuspid valve: very mild insufficiency mean on an echo? Should I see cardiologist?

What does tricuspid valve: very mild insufficiency mean on an echo? Should I see cardiologist?

No: A very high percentage of the population has trivial or mild tricuspid regurgitation/insufficiency, as a fairly routine finding. In fact, the presence of this finding can allow for measurements to be made to estimate the blood pressure in your pulmonary (lung) blood vessels.
Isolated very mild tricuspid insufficiency does not need to be monitored by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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A 2D Echo Cardiogram indicated a bicuspid valve as opposed to tricuspid valve. Is that going to be a problem? Will there be any issues?

A 2D Echo Cardiogram indicated a bicuspid valve as opposed to tricuspid valve. Is that going to be a problem? Will there be any issues?

Yes: I assume you mean bicuspid aortic valve. Know that patients with a bicuspid aortic valve require surveillance for the development of aortic valve issues (stenosis, regurgitation) and for thoracic aortic aneurysms. You'd be best served with a cardiologist if this is the case. ...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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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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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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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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I was wondering what are the effects caused by a weak tricuspid valve on the cardiovascular system?

Tricuspid valve: The valve is not 'weak.' there are two main abnormalities of this valve. One is stenosis or narrowing and the other is leakiness. In isolation, tricuspid valve disease is usually well tolerated. When it is combined with other heart lesions, various problems can occur resulting in decreased cardiac output and peripheral edema. ...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?

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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I have had mvp (1st degree) for 10 years. Now I am diagnosed with tricuspid valve prolapse as well (1st degree). Is it a complication of mvp?

Possible: If there is pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary valve issue, then the tricuspid can be back pressured.
In addition, the valve disease may affect more than one valve!
rheumatic, marfan, prolapse etc.
Your cardiologist can help decipher the variables with you. ...Read more

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Could a tricuspid valve be replace with mechanical?

Yes: Depending on the situation, tricuspid valve problems can be treated with mechanical valves, tissue valves, valve repair, or sometimes medications. Sometime tricuspid valve problems can get better by treating other problems with the heart (like left-sided valve issues). Check with a doctor for details. ...Read more

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Does the bicuspid valve work harder than the tricuspid valve?

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

Pulmonary Valve (Definition)

The heart has 4 chambers. The right ventricle is the pumping chamber whic h pushes blood into the lungs so oxygen can be put into the blood. When the right ventricle squeezes, the pulmonary valve opens and blood flows into the lungs. When the right ventricle relaxes to fill, the pulmonary valve closes so blood can't flow backwards ...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