Your heart is a central part of your body's powerhouse and requires specialized care. A Dignity Health Central California cardiologist monitors your heart to protect it from a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including tricuspid valve disease.
When a heart valve doesn’t shut completely, blood will travel backwards where it is not supposed to flow. When this occurs, you can develop a cardiac condition, such as mitral valve disease, pulmonary valve disease, or tricuspid valve disease.
Your Dignity Health Central California heart doctor helps you understand tricuspid valve disease and can help you heal and restore your well-being. Find a Doctor to receive personal care for tricuspid valve disease in Central California.
Identifying Tricuspid Valve Disease Symptoms at Dignity Health Central California
Many times you won’t have symptoms or know you have tricuspid valve disease. Your Dignity Health Central California cardiologist can diagnose your heart valve condition by listening to your heartbeat with a stethoscope. A whooshing or abnormal sound may indicate this heart condition.
Symptoms of advanced tricuspid valve disease can include:
- Neck veins that pulse during rest
- Less urine flow because of retained fluid in your body
- Swelling in your legs or feet
- Feeling tired for no reason
Tricuspid Valve Disease Treatment for Your Well-Being
Whether you have mild or moderate tricuspid valve disease, your Dignity Health Central California heart doctor will closely monitor you. You may not need immediate treatment. Your doctor may suggest medication to relieve symptoms such as fluid retention. Your doctor also may discuss valve repair surgery or valve replacement surgery.
You and your doctor will discuss your treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. We’ll help you decide on a treatment that is best for your unique needs.
For effective, personalized care for tricuspid valve disease in Central California, meet with one of our experts today.
Dignity Health Central California’s heart team provides respectful, quality care for tricuspid valve disease in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.