The tricuspid valve is located between the right atrium (top chamber) and the right ventricle (bottom chamber) and its function is to prevent blood from flowing back into the right atrium. Tricuspid valve disease occurs when the tricuspid valve does not function properly.
Tricuspid valve disease is diagnosed with the help of a physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as an echocardiogram, cardiac catheterisation and electrocardiogram (ECG). Your doctor will listen to your heart with a stethoscope for unusual sounds or a heart murmur before recommending these tests.
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