Tricuspid valve disease is a condition in which the valve between the two right heart chambers (right ventricle and right atrium) doesn't function properly. Tricuspid valve disease often occurs with other heart valve problems.
Several types of tricuspid valve disease exist, including:
- Tricuspid valve regurgitation. In this condition, the tricuspid valve doesn't close properly, and blood flows back into your heart's upper right chamber (right atrium).
- Tricuspid valve stenosis. In this condition, the tricuspid valve is narrowed, decreasing the amount of blood that can flow through it from the right atrium to the lower right heart chamber (right ventricle).
- Tricuspid atresia. In tricuspid atresia — a condition present at birth (congenital) — the tricuspid valve isn't formed, and a solid sheet of tissue blocks the blood flow between your right heart chambers.
- Ebstein's anomaly. Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital heart defect in which a malformed tricuspid valve sits lower than normal in the right ventricle. This can cause blood to flow back into the right atrium (tricuspid valve regurgitation).
Dec. 28, 2017
- What are congenital heart defects? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/chd. Accessed Sept. 25, 2015.
- Tricuspid regurgitation. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/valvular-disorders/tricuspid-regurgitation. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
- Tricuspid stenosis. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/valvular-disorders/tricuspid-stenosis. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
- Tricuspid atresia. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pediatrics/congenital-cardiovascular-anomalies/tricuspid-atresia. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
- Agarwala BN, et al. Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
- Ebstein's anomaly. American Heart Association. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/CongenitalHeartDefects/AboutCongenitalHeartDefects/Ebsteins-Anomaly_UCM_307025_Article.jsp. Accessed Sept. 24, 2015.
- Riggin ER. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Sept. 24, 2015.
- Nishimura RA, et al. 2014 AHA/ACC guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: Executive summary. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2014;63:2438.
- Cullen MW, et al. Transvenous, antegrade Melody valve-in-valve implantation for bioprosthetic mitral and tricuspid valve dysfunction: A case series in children and adults. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2013;6:598.
- Brunicardi FC, et al., eds. Acquired heart disease. In: Schwartz's Principles of Surgery. 10th ed. New York, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. http://www.accessmedicine.com. Accessed Sept. 30, 2015.
- Gaasch WH. Tricuspid stenosis. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 30, 2015.
- Seder CW, et al. Robot-assisted repair of tricuspid leaflet prolapse using standard valvuloplasty techniques. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2012;21:749.