Tricuspid Valve Blog

By Adam Pick

True or False: The Tricuspid Valve Is Still The “Forgotten Valve”

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: March 22, 2023

What do you think? Is the tricuspid valve still known as the “Forgotten Valve” in medical circles?  Are tricuspid valve patients still not getting diagnosed or treated for this serious, complicated and debilitating disease?

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“What About Tricuspid Valve Surgery for Patients with Pacemaker Leads or ICDs?” asks Henry

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 22, 2023

I just received an email from Henry who writes, “I’d like to see some articles on tricuspid valve repair and tricuspid valve replacement (aka the “Forgotten valve”) especially for those of us with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrilators (ICDs) or pacemaker leads passing through the valve. There are current tricuspid valve repair trials.  But, they all seem to balk at patients with leads. Just a thought. Thanks, Henry”

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The “Forgotten” Tricuspid Heart Valve Gets Transcatheter Love

By Adam Pick on September 20, 2018

We’ve talked a lot about transcatheter aortic valve replacement, also known as TAVR. We’ve talked a lot about transcatheter mitral valve repair (e.g. the MitraClip). We’ve also talked about transcatheter mitral valve replacement devices (e.g. Tendyne) that are in clinical trials.

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Surgeon Q&A: The Rise of Tricuspid Heart Valve Surgery with Dr. McCarthy

By Adam Pick on November 5, 2013

You may have noticed that most patients in our community have been diagnosed with an aortic or mitral valve disorder. Recently, however, I’ve been contacted by several patients who have tricuspid valve defects.

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“Can A Tricuspid Valve Be Repaired?” Asks Eva

By Adam Pick on May 30, 2010

I just received a question about tricuspid valve surgery from Eva. She writes, “Adam – Can tricuspid valves be as easily repaired as mitral valves?”

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Tricuspid Regurgitation – Symptoms, Surgery & More

By Adam Pick on October 31, 2007

As many of you know, I had double heart valve replacement due to a very leaky aortic valve that suffered from from calcified aortic leaflets. My problematic valve was a bicuspid aortic valve (that was both stenotic and had regurgitaiton).

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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!”

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What Are The Symptoms Of Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation

By Adam Pick on August 23, 2007

One of the most common questions I get via email is about heart valve disease symptoms. I just received an email that reads, “What are the tricuspid valve regurgitation symptoms?”

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