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Tricuspid Valve Repair

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What do I need to know about tricuspid valve repair (TVR)?

TVR is surgery to repair a damaged or diseased tricuspid valve. Your valve may need to be replaced if your condition is severe.

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How do I prepare for TVR?

What will happen during TVR?

What should I expect after TVR?

What are the risks of TVR?

You may bleed more than expected or develop an infection. Parts of your heart may be damaged during surgery. Your repaired valve may stop working. You may need more surgery to fix or replace the valve. Your symptoms may return, even after surgery. You may develop heart failure. You may develop a blood clot or an irregular heartbeat. These can be life-threatening.

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