tricuspid valve


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tricuspid valve

n.
The three-segmented valve of the heart that keeps blood in the right ventricle from flowing back into the right atrium.

tricus′pid valve`


n.
a valve of the heart, composed of three flaps, that keeps blood from flowing backward from the right ventricle into the right atrium.
Compare mitral valve.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tricuspid valve - valve with three cuspstricuspid valve - valve with three cusps; situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle; allows blood to pass from atrium to ventricle and closes to prevent backflow when the ventricle contracts
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium
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There was a prominent relationship between tricuspid valve regurgitation and asphyxia (P=0.
End diastole was considered as the frame at the onset of R-wave from simultaneously recorded electrocardiogram on echo machine; end systole was regarded as smallest right ventricular cavity size before tricuspid valve opening.
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Despite the large prevalence of patients, TR is generally untreated by surgery with approximately 10,000 tricuspid valve surgeries performed annually in the US.
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The tricuspid valve appears to be lined up to become the next major spot of R&D interest in transcatheter cardiac valve tech.