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Tricuspid Valve Disease

by | 20 May, 2020

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Tricuspid Regurgitation

Tricuspid regurgitation refers to leaking of the tricuspid valve during systole such that blood returns to the right atrium from the right ventricle.

Murmur

Sound: Pansystolic murmur Loudest region: Tricuspid area (Left sternal border at 5th intercostal space) Accentuation: Inspiration
midsystolic murmur

Pansystolic murmur

Pansystolic murmur. Source: University of Michigan Murmur library

Causes

Management

Medical treatment involves managing any atrial fibrillation. Valve replacement or annuloplasty are the definitive treatments for this condition.

Tricuspid Stenosis

Tricuspid stenosis refers to abnormal narrowing of the tricuspid valve.

Murmur

Sound: Mid-diastolic murmur Loudest region: Tricuspid area (Left sternal border at 5th intercostal space) Accentuation: Inspiration
middiastolic murmur

Mid-diastolic murmur

Mid-diastolic murmur. Source: University of Michigan Murmur library

Causes

Management

Mostly managed medically with diuretic. Surgery is reserved for severe cases.

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