Tricuspid insufficiency

What is Tricuspid insufficiency?

Tricuspid insufficiency is a sequel of rheumatic carditis. There is a valve between right atrium(RA) and right ventricle(RV) This valve allows flow of impure blood from RA to RV. This has to close when RV pumps blood into pulmonary artery. But because of damage due to rheumatic fever it will not close properly. This gives rise to back flow of blood from RV to RA when RV contracts.

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I have a zzhuzzing feeling in my left chest that coincides with my heartbeat. no chest pain, no sob, no other symptoms. have had this feeling...

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Hi, I`m Lee, a 41 year old male. Diagnosed with endocarditis(mild regurgetation) in 1991 with enlarged right atrium. Progressed to severe tricuspid...

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the precipitating cause for atrial fibrillation in your case would have been the scar of previous surgery . The pre disposing factor is the...

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I am 53 year old female 5'5" , 120 lbs. Due to an abnormal EKG, I had an echo which revealed mild tricuspid valve regurgitation and slightly...

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I have gone through your description, mild tricuspid regurgitation on echo...

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