TRISCUPID STENOSIS  


 
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Tricuspid valve auscultation

 

 
 

 

 

 

Symptoms: Breathlessness, fatigue
Special signs: Gross hepatomealy, edema, ascites, dyspnea; distend jugular veins with giant 'a' waves; tricuspid mummr at the left lower sternal border and xiphisternum
Special investigations: ECG may show features of right atrial enlargement which include tall, and peaked P waves in lead 2, with  V1 having upright P waves. Tricuspid valve is thickened in echocardiography.

SHORT DESCRIPTION:
Disease is mainly from rheumatic fever and more common in females then males. It usually occurs together with mitral stenosis may be congenital or caused by rheumatic fever. It involves the thickening of the tricuspid valve so that blood flows into the ventricle with resistance.

       

 

 

 

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