I would also like to know as a post op end to end anastomosis patient, My old doctor that I have not seen for years told me that I had a mild leak in the tricuspid valve, can you explain to me what is leaking and what it is leaking into. Is it just leaking and going back into my lungs or what and is this problem going to progress or can it stay the way it is and never get worse.
The tricuspid valve sits between the right atrium and the right ventricle. It leaks a small amount in just about 90% of the population. As long as the valve is structurally normal then it is not a concerning finding. It leaks slightly from the right ventricle back to the right atrium.
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