Diseases and Conditions

Tricuspid valve regurgitation


Tricuspid valve regurgitation is a condition in which the valve between the two right heart chambers (right ventricle and right atrium) doesn't close properly. The malfunctioning valve allows blood to flow back into your heart's upper right chamber (right atrium).

Tricuspid valve regurgitation can be the result of a condition you're born with (congenital heart disease), or it can occur due to valve abnormalities caused by other conditions.

If your condition is mild, you may not need treatment. Your doctor may just monitor your condition. However, if you have severe tricuspid valve regurgitation and you're experiencing signs and symptoms, treatment may be necessary.

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