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Cardiac doctor said tricuspid incompetence-please translate!?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Valve leak

Valve between right atrium and right ventricle is leaking.
The more it leaks the higher the excercise intolerance, shortness of breath, liver and leg swelling. Graded as mild-moderate-severe. Many causes. Ask your cardiologist about your particular situation.

In brief: Valve leak

Valve between right atrium and right ventricle is leaking.
The more it leaks the higher the excercise intolerance, shortness of breath, liver and leg swelling. Graded as mild-moderate-severe. Many causes. Ask your cardiologist about your particular situation.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Ineffective closure

The valve is supposed to be a one way door.It should open to allow blood to be pushed through and close to prevent backup.
The term incompetence just means the door doesn't close effectively & a varied amount of blood can leak backward.

In brief: Ineffective closure

The valve is supposed to be a one way door.It should open to allow blood to be pushed through and close to prevent backup.
The term incompetence just means the door doesn't close effectively & a varied amount of blood can leak backward.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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