Some of the symptoms for Tricuspid Valve disease may include; fatigue, a reducing tolerance to exercise, palpitations, increased shortness of breath on effort, swelling in the abdomen and legs.
After a thorough clinical assessment your doctor is likely to arrange an ECG and an echocardiogram. In some cases a CT scan of the lungs and a heart MRI may be needed. Occasionally, invasive assessment may be required with a right heart catheterization.
Treatment depends on the severity of the problem and will include medication to control the underlying cause or tricuspid valve repair or replacement.
This is an invasive procedure to block the electrical signals causing atrial fibrillation and to restore sinus rhythm. [READ MORE]
This procedure blocks the electrical signals that cause a fluttering heartbeat and restores sinus rhythm. [READ MORE]
This scan is used to ascertain the risk of a heart attack or stroke within the next 5-10 years. [READ MORE]
An ‘echo’ is an ultrasound scan of the heart to assess structure and function. [READ MORE]
These scans enable cardiologists to view detailed images of the heart’s anatomy. [READ MORE]
Sometimes an ‘echo’ scan of the heart requires an ultrasound probe to be passed down the food pipe to provide a clearer image. [READ MORE]