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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...