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Glossary for Tricuspid valve diseases

  • Additional Heart Sounds: A heart sound that is heard in addition to the normal two beats.
  • Ascites: Fluid accumulation in abdominal cavity
  • Atrial fibrillation: Common heart arrythmia with rapid beating in upper chambers
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues
  • Endomyocardial fibrosis: Heart disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of the lining of one or both lower heart cavities. This results in constriction of the heart cavity and may involve the heart valves and other structures.
  • Enlarged liver and spleen: Enlargement of both liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly)
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Heart valve conditions: Medical conditions affecting the valves of the heart.
  • Heart valve diseases: Diseases that affect the valves of the heart
  • 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 atresia: A rare congenital malformation where the tricuspid valve is absent and hence the right atrium is not connected to the right ventricle
  • Tricuspid stenosis:


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