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Tricuspid Stenosis

Tricuspid Stenosis is a disease resulting in the narrowing of the orifice of the tricuspid valve. It is a generally uncommon condition that decreases blood flow through the valve. Tricuspid stenosis is almost always caused by rheumatic fever and is frequently accompanied by mitral stenosis.

Other causes are rare but include endocarditis, carcinoid syndrome, lupus erythematosus, endomyocardial fibrosis, right atrial myxoma, and congenital tricuspid atresia.

Signs and Symptoms

A mid diastolic murmur can be heard with a stethoscope. It is caused by the blood flow through the stenotic valve. Diagnosis and the severity can be determined with echocardiography.

Treatment

Tricuspid valve stenosis by itself doesn’t commonly require treatment. But if there is also damage to other heart valves, then it may be necessary to consider surgical repair or replacement.

If you are in need of a tricuspid or mitral valve procedure or to find out if you are a candidate for minimally invasive robotic surgery, please contact us.