Tricuspid valve disease affects the valve that connects the upper and lower chambers (atrium and ventricle) on the right side of your heart.
Aurora Health Care’s teams are the region’s leaders in diagnosing and treating heart valve diseases. We offer customized treatment using the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures, whether the condition is congenital (a birth defect) or develops later in life.
We treat people with all types of tricuspid valve disease:
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Tricuspid valve disease can have several symptoms, including:
Some of these symptoms are not caused by the faulty tricuspid valve. Instead, they may be indicators of the condition that is causing the tricuspid valve problem.
Some people are born with tricuspid valve disease, and others develop it as a result of conditions that affect the tricuspid valve.
Factors that can lead to tricuspid valve disease include:
Tricuspid valve disease may have few symptoms. As a result, doctors often diagnose it when they do tests for other conditions.
When we listen to your heart with a stethoscope, we may notice a swishing sound that indicates a heart murmur, which can be a sign of a valve problem. We’ll also listen for an irregular heartbeat, and ask about your symptoms and family history.
We use several tests to confirm a diagnosis of tricuspid valve disease:
Learn more about heart and vascular diagnosis and testing at Aurora.
At Aurora, we customize your tricuspid valve disease treatment to your general health and your needs. Your doctor will explain your treatment options depending on the underlying cause of the valve disease and how it is affecting your life.
Treatments may include: