Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

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Case description

The tricuspid valve regurgitation refers to the failure of the heart's tricuspid valve to close properly during systole. As a result, with each heart beat some blood passes from the right ventricle to the right atrium, the opposite of the normal direction.The lesion may be classified as primary when it is caused by an intrinsic abnormality of the valve apparatus or as secondary when it is caused by right ventricular (RV) dilatation. To compensate, the right ventricle enlarges so that it can pump harder, which sometimes causes the tricuspid opening to become stretched out and floppy. The prognosis in patients with tricuspid regurgitation is generally good.

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