Tricuspid regurgitation may result from the structural changes caused to any or all of the tricuspid valve apparatus. Rheumatic Valve Disease remains the common cause of TR. The valves undergo fibrous thickening without commissural fusion, fused chordae and calcific deposits. Enlarged Ventricle also causes TR. We cannot discount the fact that the ventricle enlargement is because of TR.
Untreated TV Regurgitation can lead to right sided congestion and eventually right heart failure.
Shortness of breath, unexplained weakness, fatigue, swelling in the legs, ankle or feet, abdominal swelling, liver dysfunction and weight loss are the common symptoms associated with Tricuspid Valve regurgitation.