Tricuspid atresia symptoms become evident soon after birth, and can include:

  • Blue tinge to the skin and lips (cyanosis)
  • Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
  • Tiring easily, especially during feedings
  • Slow growth

Some babies with tricuspid atresia may also develop symptoms of heart failure, including:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling (edema) in the legs, ankles and feet
  • Swelling of the abdomen (ascites)
  • Sudden weight gain from fluid retention
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat

When to see a doctor

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the above symptoms in your child.

Nov. 08, 2012

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