Tricuspid Valve Stenosis


Depending on the severity of your tricuspid valve stenosis and your symptoms, your treatment may include the following:

  • Monitoring the tricuspid valve’s function with regular echocardiograms
  • Implementing a low-sodium (salt) diet
  • Taking medication such as diuretics or aldosterone antagonists, which help rid your body of sodium and water
  • Having a balloon valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which your doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube (catheter) with a balloon on its tip into the tricuspid valve and gently inflates it to force open the valve and temporarily improve blood flow
  • Having open-heart surgery to repair or replace the tricuspid valve

Possible complications

If left untreated, tricuspid valve stenosis may eventually lead to the following complications:

  • An enlarged right atrium can affect the pressure and blood flow in the nearby chambers and veins
  • Heart failure
  • Liver failure
  • Atrial fibrillation (Afib)
  • Endocarditis
  • Stroke