Help! Where Is My Tricuspid Heart Valve?

By Adam Pick on October 26, 2007

The email reads, “Adam – I was just diagnosed with severe tricuspid regurgitation. I feel stupid asking this but where exactly is my tricuspid valve in my heart. The doctor showed me a fake, plastic heart but I can’t remember right now. Please help!”

Don’t worry. I totally understand. Honestly, when I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis and regurgitation I was so shocked I don’t remember much of what my cardiologist told me besides, “You need open heart surgery!” That’s a tough one to forget.

Anyways, here is a human heart diagram that shows the various valves of the heart – aortic, pulmonary, mitral and the tricuspid.

 

Human Heart Diagram

 

I hope this helps you better understand where your tricuspid heart valve is.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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