Tricuspid Valve Stenosis


Tricuspid valve stenosis tends to be mild and can include the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations (a sensation of the heart fluttering, racing, pounding, or skipping a beat)
  • A fluttering discomfort in the neck
  • Chest pain
  • Edema (swelling) in the legs
  • Cold skin
  • Upper-right abdominal pain
  • A heart murmur (which a doctor hears when using a stethoscope during a physical exam)

Individuals who develop tricuspid valve stenosis due to rheumatic fever usually won’t develop any symptoms until about 16 to 20 years following their episode of rheumatic fever.