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Is the Tricuspid displacia in Fetus in self cured?

By Anonymous September 5, 2018 - 4:22am
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I am a twin pregnant.I went through fetal echo scanning at my 24th week and I was told that one of them is having Tricuspid regurgitation. On asking my gynecologist, she said that is self limiting because the baby is at developing stage still and no need to worry. Please tell me is it dangerous for the baby after he coming out?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Tricuspid valve disease (also known as Tricuspid Regurgitation and Tricuspid Stenosis) refers to damage to the tricuspid heart valve. This valve is located between the atrium (upper chamber) and the ventricle (lower pumping chamber) of the right side of the heart. The tricuspid valve has three cusps, or flaps, that control the direction and flow of blood.

The two main types of tricuspid valve disease are:

Tricuspid stenosis—narrowing of the tricuspid valve
Tricuspid regurgitation—backflow of blood into the atrium from the ventricle due to improper closing of the tricuspid valve flaps

Tricuspid valve disease cannot be prevented.

Your baby will be monitored until birth and then her/his heart will be evaluated to see if treatment is needed. Most babies are fine, some do need treatment.

You need to ask your OB/GYN more details about how this pertains to your baby, as each case is different.

We wish you a healthy pregnancy. Try not to worry too much although I know that is easier said that done.


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