Often tricuspid regurgitation results when the right ventricle enlarges. When the right ventricle pumps against heavy resistance the right chamber increases in size to compensate. The resistance may be increased by a severe, long-standing lung disorder, such as emphysema or pulmonary hypertension, or by disorders involving the left side of the heart, also, but rarely by narrowing of the pulmonary valve. The enlarged right ventricle can skew the opening of the tri-cuspid valve.
I had an enlarged left ventricle several years ago and that caused moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation. The doctor felt there was a probability the orifice (opening) would return to normal configuration with a resizing of the left ventricle back to normal. It didn't happen.
There is a possibility that your valve regurgitation can return to normal if it is due to an enlarged right ventricle. Treatment would be to reduce the pumping resistance for the right ventricle. However, it is possible the conditions are not related. The regurg is congenital, and other less common causes are infection of the heart valves, medication, drugs, injury, etc.
Hope this helps and if there any other questions or comments you are welcome to respond. Thanks for your question, take care.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.