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Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Treatment

Your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes and medication to help manage some of the symptoms of tricuspid valve regurgitation. In moderate or severe cases, surgery may be needed.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle changes, such as reducing salt intake, limiting alcohol, quitting smoking or losing weight, may be used to help limit heart failure symptoms. Your doctor will continue to monitor the progression of your condition.

Medications

Medications may be prescribed to reduce blood pressure (e.g., beta blockers, diuretics, ACE inhibitors) or to manage heart failure; occasionally, antibiotics are given to reduce infection risk before dental or medical procedures; after valve replacement, blood thinners are prescribed to prevent stroke.

Procedures/Surgery

For those with moderate to severe symptoms of regurgitation—or with risk of heart failure—the valve is often repaired. When the valve needs to be replaced, this is done using a mechanical or tissue (from pig, cow, or human donor) valve. Surgical therapies include: