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Born with aortic stenosis. Diagnosed with leaky heart valves. Pleusiry due to tricuspid valve leakage?

Hi i was born with aortic stenosis. Ive had two surgeries in my aortic valve one to repair and one to replace. The repair surgery wasnt done well and cqused my mitral valve to leak, i had that repaired this past year. I was told that all my heart valves are leaky, can my tricuspid valve leaking be causing me to have pleusiry.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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dear sir/madam
What do you mean by pleurisy? it is an old term which was used to denote pleuritis. that is inflammation of the thin sac around the lung (pleura) which manifests as pain chest which increases on deep breath and coughing. Do you have such symptoms?
No, pure Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) will not be associated with pleurisy as such. only those cases of TR which is caused by infection of valve (endocarditis) may be associated with pleurisy if infection also goes to pleura via blood. otherwise TR is not linked to pleurisy pathologically.
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Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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