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Has tricuspid regurtitaion. What treatments to control the pressure of teenager?

My 14yr old son has tricuspid regurtitaion and now his right side pressure is registering 35, and he said normal would be around 20. He is going to do another echo in 2 months to see if the pressure has changed. If the pressure does not go down or it increases, what will this mean for my son. What kind of treatments do they perform for control the pressure in someone who is 14?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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The commonest cause for Tricuspid Regurgitation is NOT in the valve itself.
It is usually secondary to Pulmonary valve or Pulmonary artery pressure rise - which itself may be from left heart problems.
No treatment directed at the regurgitation is generally needed.
If the cause is found and treatable, this will resolve without any primary procedure at it.
You need to follow the pressure / Follow up with Paediatric Cardiologist (Heart Specialist for Children)
Good Luck / All the best
Answered: Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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