- Usually presents with fatigue, dyspnoea, and lower extremity oedema. Additional complaints may include abdominal distension and early satiety.
- Mild or moderate tricuspid regurgitation without abnormal valve anatomy, ventricular function, or pulmonary artery pressure is not necessarily abnormal but is estimated to be present in over 50% of asymptomatic young adults.
- The clinically most important form is secondary to left-sided cardiac disease, with tricuspid annular dilation.
- The affected valve may be repaired or replaced; similar to mitral surgery, surgical repair is preferred over replacement.
- Operative risk for tricuspid valve operation depends on extent of right ventricular dysfunction and concomitant disease. Reoperation for severe tricuspid regurgitation after left-sided valve surgery carries a high risk. Therefore, correction of tricuspid regurgitation should be considered at the time of initial surgery.
- The disease has largely been ignored and its impact under-appreciated.
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Last updated: Jan 28, 2013