Tricuspid Incompetence

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Tricuspid regurgitation is a disorder in which the heart's tricuspid valve does not close properly, causing blood to flow backward (leak) into the right upper heart chamber (atrium) when the right lower heart chamber (ventricle) contracts.


Alternative Names

Tricuspid insufficiency


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The tricuspid valve separates the right lower heart chamber (the right ventricle) from the right upper heart chamber (right atrium).

The most common cause of tricuspid...

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