Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tricuspid Regurgitation Evaluation

The evaluation of tricuspid insufficiency begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with tricuspid insufficiency may include:

Less common physical findings in someone with tricuspid insufficiency include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of tricuspid insufficiency.

Tests that may be used to evaluate tricuspid insufficiency include:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tricuspid Regurgitation References
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