Flashcards in Tricuspid Regurgitation Deck (6)
What is the pathology of tricuspid regurgitation.
Due to dilatation of the tricuspid annulus following right ventricular dilatation.
What are the causes of tricuspid regurgitation. (8)
Functional (RV dilatation).
Tricuspid valve endocarditis.
Congenital (Ebstein's anomaly, ASD).
Drugs (ergot derives dopamine agonists).
What are some functional causes of tricuspid regurgitation. (3)
RV dilatation due to pulmonary hypertension (from LV failure).
Congestive cardiac failure.
What are the symptoms of tricuspid regurgitation due to.
The clinical features are due to venous congestion and reduced cardiac output.
What are the physical signs of tricuspid regurgitation. (9)
Raised JVP with prominent v waves.
Pansystolic murmur heard best at the left lower sternal edge in inspiration.