Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Symptoms & Treatment
Although tricuspid valve stenosis may not be too common, if you are suffering from heart disease, it’s still important to know what the symptoms and possible treatments are. Here, expert clinician and director of The Keyhole Heart Clinic runs us through the tricuspid valve stenosis symptoms, the treatment that the Keyhole London Heart Clinic offers, and what the expected recovery time and process can be. As always, if you have any questions regarding tricuspid valve stenosis, or any heart problems, please do feel free to get in contact with us – we’re here to help.
What causes tricuspid valve stenosis and what are the tricuspid valve stenosis symptoms?
Luckily this is not that common, and is usually the result of rheumatic fever, which comes from untreated strep throat. It can also occur during foetal development as a heart defect. Tricuspid stenosis is often accompanied by other valve problems such as mitral valve stenosis or aortic valve stenosis.
Tricuspid valve stenosis is a disease that makes the heart’s tricuspid valve narrower and therefore restricts the blood flow through it – the leaflets fail to open properly and over time this creates breathlessness, lethargy and swollen ankles. If you experience any of these tricuspid stenosis symptoms, you should visit a doctor at your earliest convenience. Although medical treatment can be used, once the stenosis is severe, tricuspid valve replacement is often required.
How do I get in touch?
If you have any questions about the tricuspid valve stenosis surgery procedure London, or any of the treatments we offer at The Keyhole Essex Heart Clinic, please feel free to get in touch or give us a call, and a friendly member of the team will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
What is the tricuspid stenosis treatment London?
While mild tricuspid valve stenosis doesn’t usually require treatment and can often be monitored and medicated, severe conditions will need treatment. The most effective tricuspid stenosis treatment is valve replacement and it is recommended for patients with severe tricuspid stenosis.
What are the benefits of keyhole therapy for tricuspid stenosis treatment London?
There are many benefits to keyhole surgery over the traditional methods of heart surgery, which is why we recommend it for all our patients that are eligible for the treatment. Keyhole tricuspid stenosis surgery London can be extremely effective and provide the same results as open-heart surgery in experienced hands, as well as relieving your tricuspid stenosis symptoms, without having the ‘negative’ side effects of open breastbone surgery. Here, we will go through a few benefits of keyhole therapy for tricuspid stenosis treatment.
Benefits of keyhole therapy for tricuspid stenosis treatment London over traditional methods:
- With keyhole surgery, there is less recovery time necessary, which means you can get back to your daily life and favourite activities in a week rather than a few months.
- There is also much less bleeding associated with keyhole surgery, because the incision is so much smaller.
- There is much less chance of infection with scarring, but also virtually no chance of any bone infection, as the breastbone bone remains intact.
- With keyhole surgery, the scarring is smaller and much less noticeable, making it more subtle and a lot more aesthetically pleasing.
- Most importantly, there is also much less pain associated with keyhole surgery. Although you will experience discomfort, the pain should not rival that of open-heart surgery, as no bones are broken, and the incision is so much smaller.
Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Implantation (TTVI)
A Transcatheter procedure can be used to treat tricuspid stenosis in certain cases. TAVI is a less invasive type of treatment and is best for people who are too weak to undergo traditional heart surgery. Your personal health history will also determine whether a TTVI approach is best for you, and this will all be covered in your consultation.
TTVI procedures London work by a catheter being inserted into a small incision – usually on the leg. The catheter passes to the heart and is positioned to where the replacement needs to be placed. Then, a balloon on the end of the catheter is gently inflated, and the replacement valve is inserted. This is a minimally invasive procedure, leaving only subtle scarring, and allowing you to return to your daily activities soon after.