TRISCUPID STENOSIS  

 
 

Symptoms: Breathlessness, fatigue
Special signs: Gross hepatomegaly, edema, ascites, dyspnea; distend jugular veins with giant 'a' waves; tricuspid diastolic murmur 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. It has mitral stenosis

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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