Tricuspid valve

Tricuspid valve

Infobox Anatomy
Name = Tricuspid valve
Latin = valva atrioventricularis dextra, valvula tricuspidalis
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Caption = Anterior (frontal) view of the opened heart. White arrows indicate normal blood flow. (Tricuspid valve labeled at bottom left.)

Caption2 = Base of ventricles exposed by removal of the atria. (Tricuspid valve visible at bottom right.)
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The tricuspid valve (also known as the right atrioventricular valve) is on the right side of the heart, between the right atrium and the right ventricle. The normal tricuspid valve usually has three leaflets and three papillary muscles. They are connected to the papillary muscles by the chordae tendineae, which lie in the right ventricle. Tricuspid valves may also occur with two or four leaflets, and the number may change during life. [Richard Van Pragh: Cardiac anatomy in A. C. Chang et al.: Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Philadelphia 1998.]


Tricuspid regurgitation is not uncommon in the tricuspid valve. It is a common valve to be infected (endocarditis) in IV drug users.cite journal |author=Demin AA, Drobysheva VP, Vel'ter OIu |title= [Infectious endocarditis in intravenous drug abusers] |language=Russian |journal=Klinicheskaia meditsina |volume=78 |issue=8 |pages=47–51 |year=2000 |pmid=11019526] cite journal |author=Butany J, Dev V, Leong SW, Soor GS, Thangaroopan M, Borger MA |title=Infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve |journal=Journal of cardiac surgery |volume=21 |issue=6 |pages=603–4 |year=2006 |pmid=17073968 |doi=10.1111/j.1540-8191.2006.00313.x] Although it is not a common site of endocarditis, patients with a small VSD usually develop endocarditis of the tricuspid valve.Fact|Tricuspid valve|date=March 2007

The tricuspid valve can be affected by rheumatic fever which can cause tricuspid stenosis or tricuspid insufficiency (also called tricuspid regurgitation). Some patients are born with congenital abnormalities of the tricuspid valve. Congenital apical displacement of the tricuspid valve is called Ebstein's anomaly and typically causes significant tricuspid regurgitation.

The first endovascular tricuspid valve implant was performed by physicians at the Cleveland Clinic. [ [ University Circle Inc ] ]

ee also

* Heart valve
* Bicuspid valve


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