Please help! What is the relationship between tricuspid regurgitation and a patent foramen ovale?

None. I assume that you had an echocardiogram. Tricuspid regurgitation is commonly seen on echocardiography. Most of the time, this is a normal finding and not indicative of disease. The velocity of the tr jet can be useful to measure to estimate right ventricular pressure. Pfo is also commonly seen, and not necessarily indicative of disease. More information is needed to provide more insight.

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