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Echo test results

Can you please help me understand these test results:  severe tricuspid insufficiency. Right atrium is severely enlarged. Left atrium is severely enlarged. LV size, global and regional functions appears normal.  Patient female age 89.  Thank you
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976897 tn?1379171202
The enlargements are due to a valve which isn't working properly. The valve sits between the right artrium and right venticle. I am wondering if a cardiologist has told you anything about options? The patient is elderly and I'm wondering if they would consider surgery to replace the valve, it depends on the general fitness. Perhaps there is a way they can replace the valve using angioplasty techniques which is worth asking.
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.  She has a leaking patch in her heart and surgery doesn't seem to be an option.  She is very tired all the time and I'm wondering if her time is coming soon.   Should I be preparing for her too pass soon?
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976897 tn?1379171202
patch? do you mean between the left and right side of the heart?
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Yes
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976897 tn?1379171202
can they not put a new patch in place using an angioplasty closure device?
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I will ask but I think she may be too frail for surgery.
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