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Glossary for Tricuspid valve disease

  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Exercise intolerance: inability to exercise excessively
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Heart valve conditions: Medical conditions affecting the valves of the heart.
  • Irregular heart rhythm: Irregular heart rhythm refers to a wide variety of rhythms of the heartbeat that are erratic or irregular.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Pulmonary hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition may be caused by such things as lung conditions (e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, birth defects involving heart), AIDS or medications such as fenfluramine (a diet drug). Sometimes it occurs for no apparent reason and is called primary pulmonary hypertension.
  • Tricuspid stenosis:

 

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