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What is the relationship between having tricuspid regurgitation and a patent foramen ovale?

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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Tricuspid Regurg.

Most people have a tricuspid valve that leaks a little.
It can be completely normal and leak. We can use the velocity of the leak to estimate the pressure in the right ventricle (rv) the rv pressure should be low, approx. 1/4 to 1/3 of the normal BP measured by a arm blood pressure cuff. A pfo is a structural hole that everyone has as a newborn and usually closes. No real relationship.

In brief: Tricuspid Regurg.

Most people have a tricuspid valve that leaks a little.
It can be completely normal and leak. We can use the velocity of the leak to estimate the pressure in the right ventricle (rv) the rv pressure should be low, approx. 1/4 to 1/3 of the normal BP measured by a arm blood pressure cuff. A pfo is a structural hole that everyone has as a newborn and usually closes. No real relationship.
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