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Could a blow to the chest cause tricuspid regurgitation?

Dec 2010 kicked by a horse in the chest. Tricuspid valve regurgitation. What's the best treatment plan?

submitted by Jennifer from Victoria, Texas on 9/24/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, James T. Willerson, MD    

James T. Willerson, MDSee and be evaluated by a well trained cardiologist. The trauma might have caused the tricuspid regurgitation, but it also may have preceded the kick by the horse. Treatment depends on the results of a thorough evaluation. Thank you. 

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