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Tricuspid Insufficiency Underlying Cause

Tricuspid insufficiency results when the tricuspid valve does not completely close, due to scarring, thickening, or malformation of the valve.

Causes of tricuspid insufficiency include:

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tricuspid Insufficiency References
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