Expert care for conditions affecting the heart’s tricuspid valve
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
Tricuspid valve disease refers to a number of conditions that limit how well the tricuspid valve can manage the flow of blood between the heart’s right upper chamber and right lower chamber. The doctors in our Structural Heart and Valvular Disease Program care for people who have tricuspid valve disease and other disorders that affect the heart’s valves. We often can treat these conditions with minimally invasive approaches.
Tricuspid valve disease includes:
Diagnosing tricuspid valve disease is the first step to developing a treatment plan. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.
Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat a variety of heart and vascular conditions by guiding thin, flexible tubes called catheters through blood vessels to problem areas.
Chest X-rays use a small dose of radiation to create pictures of the structures inside the chest, including the lungs, heart and chest wall.
An echocardiogram uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your heart.
An electrocardiogram, also known as an ECG, measures the heart’s electrical activity.
Magnetic resonance imaging, better known as cardiac MRI, is a combination of radio waves, magnets and computer technology to create images of your heart and blood vessels.
Transesophageal echocardiogram allows us to take very detailed images of your heart structure from a probe in your esophagus.
Treatment depends on your particular disease type and its severity. In severe cases, your doctor may recommend repairing or replacing your tricuspid valve.
Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement is a non-surgical procedure to replace a damaged tricuspid valve.
Tricuspid valve surgery includes repair or replacement of a damaged valve using traditional or minimally invasive methods.