Tricuspid valve disease

Common Name(s)

Tricuspid valve disease

Tricuspid valve disease occurs when the tricuspid valve in the heart does not work normally. The tricuspid valve connects the right upper chamber (atrium) to the right lower chamber (ventricle) and is one of four heart valves. The valve keeps blood flowing in the right direction at the right time. In tricuspid valve disease, the valve becomes hardened, narrow, or is unable to close properly, which can allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or move at the wrong time. The disorder can be present at birth (congenital), or it can be acquired later in life.

The symptoms of tricuspid valve disease are similar to symptoms of other heart valve diseases. Symptoms may include a racing or very hard heartbeat (palpitations), fatigue, dizziness, fever, and rapid weight gain. In very severe cases, symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling of the legs or stomach, and cold skin. Some individuals may not have symptoms. Acquired valvular heart disease is often caused by another disease or infection such as rheumatic fever and endocarditis. Other risk factors include smoking cigarettes, abusing alcohol, being overweight, and uncontrolled blood sugar for people with diabetes.

In order to diagnose the disorder, your doctor will perform a physical exam, listen to your heartbeat for a swishing sound (a murmur), and suggest tests to confirm the diagnosis (such as MRIs or an angiogram). There are medications available for treatment. However, in more severe cases, surgery to replace the valve may be necessary. Research is ongoing, so speak with a cardiologist (heart doctor) about the most current treatment options. Support organizations are also a good source of information and will help connect you with others living with valvular heart disease. If your baby is born with valvular heart disease, talk to a genetic counselor about possible causes and the risk to future pregnancies.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Tricuspid valve disease" returned 33 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Radial Multi-Site, Longitudinal Multi-Polar Epicardial Left Ventricular Pacing In Tricuspid Valve Disease.
 

Author(s): Ernest W Lau, Tony McEntee, Kyle B Ashfield, Alastair N Graham

Journal: Ulster Med J. 2016 Sep;85(3):193-195.

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2016

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Natural history of coexistent tricuspid regurgitation in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease: implications for future guidelines.
 

Author(s): Andrew B Goldstone, Jessica L Howard, Jeffrey E Cohen, John W MacArthur, Pavan Atluri, James N Kirkpatrick, Y Joseph Woo

Journal: J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2014 Dec;148(6):2802-9.

 

The management of coexistent tricuspid regurgitation in patients with mitral regurgitation remains controversial. We sought to define the incidence and natural history of coexistent tricuspid regurgitation in patients undergoing isolated mitral surgery for degenerative mitral regurgitation, ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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Coronary artery disease associated with severe mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation after left pneumonectomy: report of a successful hybrid procedure.
 

Author(s): Marco Gennari, Samer Kassem, Giovanni Teruzzi, Marco Agrifoglio

Journal: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;19(2):318-20.

 

The literature concerning heart surgery after pneumonectomy is still poor. Moreover, there is still a lack of a standardized approach to such a patient in the decision-making process. Here, we report a case of a patient who had previously had left pneumonectomy for malignancy and ...

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2014

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The terms "Tricuspid valve disease" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tricuspid regurgitation in mitral valve disease incidence, prognostic implications, mechanism, and management.
 

Author(s): Avinoam Shiran, Alex Sagie

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2009 Feb;53(5):401-8.

 

Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in patients with mitral valve (MV) disease is associated with poor outcome and predicts poor survival, heart failure, and reduced functional capacity. It is common if left untreated after MV replacement mainly in rheumatic patients, but it is also common ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2009

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Tricuspid valve endocarditis with large vegetations in a non-drug addict without underlying cardiac disease.
 

Author(s): T Iwama, S Shigematsu, K Asami, I Kubo, H Kitazume, S Tanabe, Y Matsunaga

Journal: Intern. Med.. 1996 Mar;35(3):203-6.

 

We report a case of gamma-streptococcal tricuspid valve endocarditis in a patient with no history of intravenous drug abuse. Echocardiography revealed large vegetations on the anterior and septal cusps. The patient had persistent fever and recurrent septic pulmonary embolism despite ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 1996

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Annuloplasty for Not-Severe TR in Patient Undergoing MV Repair Versus Mitral Repair Only (NOSTRUM)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tricuspid Disease; Mitral Regurgitation

 

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2017

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Ring Versus Suture Annuloplasty For Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation In Rheumatic Mitral Valve Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation

 

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2016

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Safety and Performance of the Trialign Percutaneous Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty System (PTVAS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Symptomatic Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation; Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency; Heart Valve Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2017

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