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Can you tell me the structural differences of the tricuspid valve from pulmonary valve?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

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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.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Size and position

Both have 3 leaflets, the tricuspid valve is much larger than the pulmonary valve.
Of course, they're in different places.

In brief: Size and position

Both have 3 leaflets, the tricuspid valve is much larger than the pulmonary valve.
Of course, they're in different places.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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