Tricuspid Valve Stenosis


Tricuspid valve stenosis is most often caused by the following:

  • Endocarditis – This condition occurs when the inner lining of the heart (endocardium) or the heart’s valves become infected by bacteria or other germs.
  • Rheumatic fever – This condition results from a rare progression of strep throat that damages the heart valves as the body produces antibodies to fight the strep infection.

Rare causes of tricuspid stenosis can include the following:

  • Congenital birth defects
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease
  • Right atrial myxoma, a noncancerous tumor in the right side of the heart
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Chest radiation therapy from cancer treatments