What is the definition or description of: tricuspid valve repair?

See below. The tricuspid valve separates the upper and lower chambers of the right side of the heart. When the right ventricle enlarges for whatever reason, the tricuspid valve no longer seals when it closes, leading to regurgitation. Repairing the valve requires reducing the size of the valve, as well as repairing the leaflets. If that doesn't work, then a valve replacement would be in order.
Fixing a heart valve. The tricuspid valve lies between the right atrium and ventricle. It prevents blood from leaking back into the body when the heart squeezes. There can be many reasons for the leak. When it leaks (called regurge) we can often fix it by making the valve smaller and/or by fixing holes or torn chords to the valve. This requires use of the heart lung machine.

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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...

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...

What is the definition or description of: tricuspid valve?

The valve between .. The three flaps of tissue on the right side of the heart that prevent blood from going backwards from the right ventricle to the right atrium with every heart beat. Read more...