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Welcome to Connect @mikkeleo. I agree with @cynaburst. Five years is a long time. You know your body best. If the fatigue is affecting your ability to exercise, then I’d want to know how much and what type of exercise is good for you with this diagnosis.

Here’s some info from Mayo Clinic on tricuspid valve regurgitation http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tricuspid-valve-regurgitation/home/ovc-20120489 It includes tips on self-management as well as video with Dr. Dearani, one of the best (and nicest) cardiovascular surgeons in the country and beyond.

Have you started being active again?

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Hello. I am a new member here. I have a question with regards to this topic. Can multiple or frequent PVCs (Premature Ventricular Complex) be a definite cause for a diagnosis of Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation?

I know of a person who has been experiencing fatigue and weakness with shortness of breath and a feeling of heaviness on the chest. The person (47 yr. old female) had recently taken an EKG and was found to have multiple PVCs. A 2D Echo was also done and one of the results was having “Trivial Tricuspid Regurgitation”, with the rest of the findings being normal.

So my question is, are they or can they be related? I know arrhythmia is with the electrical conduction and the regurgitation, I would think is more on the physiology of the part (valve).

I am very much interested because I am a recent BSN graduate with EKG Monitoring studies..and reviewing for my NCLEX exam.
Your reply will be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Hello @pambulan Welcome!I saw your question and didn’t want you to go without a connection to someone. I am not a Dr., I do have Mitral Valve Prolapse with PVC’s (premature ventricular contractions) and runs of Tachycardia. When you said your friend had multiple PVC’s, could that mean Multifocal PVC’s? They are really nasty, put me in the ER a couple of times. They can certainly cause symptoms and so can multiple runs of PVC’s. To answer your question if PVC’s and Valve regurgitation are related I would say definitely. The particular valve, the cause and the severity would be important I would think. Sorry I can’t help with your exam but I hope you do well and I hope your friend is doing well also.vdouglas

Welcome back Vdouglas. Glad you jumped in here.

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