Tricuspid Valve Disease Overview
The tricuspid valve has three cusps. Because the cusps are shaped like half moons, the tricuspid valve is referred to as a semilunar valve. The tricuspid valve regulates blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle.
There are two main diseases or malfunctions of heart valves: regurgitation (valve does not close tightly) and stenosis (valve does not open fully). Regurgitation and stenosis disrupt the heart cycle because the heart valves fail to open and close properly, resulting in improper blood flow through the heart.
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency/Regurgitation
A Second Chance to Listen and Learn
Did you miss our webinar on "Advances in Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery Plus: Atrial Fibrillation" featuring Drs. Bonow and McCarthy? The webinar is now available to view via video and eBook!
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