• Carcinoid
  • Certain carcinoid syndromes can affect the tricuspid valve by producing fibrosis due to serotonin production by those tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, insufficiency may be the result of carcinoid syndrome, inflammatory processes such a rheumatoid disease or endocarditis, or congenital malformations. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • I think those trial to change focus and future direction of surgical treatments for tricuspid insufficiency just, she view more more shelf life. (jenny-and-erin.com)
  • This study investigates the usage of advanced cardiovascular imaging and particularly 3-D echocardiogram, three dimensional position of new insights into the pathophysiology of tricuspid , and a good understand why latest surgical treatments to tricuspid insufficiency are not good enough, 'said Lerakis. (jenny-and-erin.com)
  • Treatment of damaged valves may involve medication alone, but often involves surgical valve repair (valvuloplasty) or replacement (insertion of an artificial heart valve). (wikipedia.org)
  • fibrosis
  • medical citation needed] In regards to primary and secondary causes they are: Primary causes Rheumatic Myxomatous Ebstein anomaly Endomyocardial fibrosis Endocarditis Traumatic (blunt chest injury) Secondary causes LV dysfunction or valve disease Chronic lung disease Pulmonary thromboembolism Myocardial disease RV ischemia Left to right shunt Carcinoid heart disease In terms of the mechanism of tricuspid insufficiency it involves the expansion of the tricuspid annulus(fibrous rings of heart). (wikipedia.org)
  • dilatation
  • In some instances, depending on the cause, the dilatation may be localized to one portion of the base of the heart (e.g., mitral insufficiency as a consequence of a heart attack affecting the inferior and basal wall of the left ventricle of the heart), thereby affecting the valve in that region. (google.es)
  • Other conditions exist where the mitral valve structure is abnormal, predisposing to leakage and progressive dilatation of the valve annulus (area of valve attachment to the heart). (google.es)
  • chordae
  • They are anchored to the walls of the ventricles by chordae tendineae, which prevent the valves from inverting. (wikipedia.org)
  • The chordae tendineae act a bit like the strings on a parachute, and allow the leaflets of the valve to balloon up into the atria slightly, but not so much as to evert the cusp edges and allow back flow of blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • reversal
  • The S1 sound results from reverberation within the blood associated with the sudden block of flow reversal by the valves. (wikipedia.org)