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Tricuspid Valve Vs 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
I found out from my echo results I have tricuspid valve insufficiency. But, my cardiologist says I'm fine. I've read not to ignore it. What should I do?
Tricuspid insufficiency: We see minimal tricuspid insufficiency frequently. Usually it's no big deal. Ask your cardiologist for an explanation of your situation. ...Read more
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
Hello, how is surgically repaired tricuspid valve? How does the surgery? What is postooperative course? After the surgery, I will be intubated?
Tv repair: Is unusual & normally paired with another procedure. Why are you getting this done? Yes you will be intubated. ...Read more
It doesn't: Completely desperate although pulmonary HTN can make tricuspid regurgitation worse. ...Read more
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
Is Tricuspid Valve Gradient (TVG) of 11 mmHg quite severe? What normal range for TVG? My echo said I had Tricuspid Regurgitation.
TI=Tricuspid Insuffi: A normal TVG is 1 way; did u have new Sx or was this a f/u scan? ...Read more
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?
I have subpulmonic vsd with left to right shunt with gradient - 86mmhg. Will I need surgery? Also I have a trivial tricuspid valve regurgitation.
VSD: It appears that you have a significant congenital heart defect which needs to be corrected. However your cardiologist is the best person to advise you. ...Read more
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
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
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
My tricuspid valve is slightly thicker than normal, but I was born with it. What are the health consequences of this, if any?
Tricuspid valve: Since you are 49 years old it obviously hasn't caused you any major problem ...Read more
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
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