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About Tricuspid Valve Prolapse Your heart contains four chambers and four valves. The valves are located between the upper and lower chambers and at the bottom of the lower chambers. As your heart muscle pumps blood through the chambers and throughout your body, these valves open to allow the blood to pass through, then close to prevent blood from flowing in the wrong direction. The tricuspid valve is located between the right upper and right lower chambers. Sometimes these valves can malfunction or be affected by disease and prolapse. Blood in the right atrium is pushed through the tricuspid valve and into the right ventricle. The valve then closes so blood does not flow back into the right atrium. If disorders cause an enlargement of the right ventricle, this valve can prolapse, or slip out of place. Christian Louboutin Outlet The valve either will close completely after opening or the flaps of the valve may push inward. As the right ventricle increases in size, the tricuspid valve may stretch and no longer be able to function correctly. Infections and birth defects also can cause the valves to be floppy and not work properly. Certain diseases may cause a degenerative Cheap Christian Louboutin Shoes process in the valve. These symptoms occur because the body is not getting the blood and oxygen it needs. You may have abdominal pain or discomfort, caused by pressure from an enlarged liver. This includes examining your complete medical history along with the symptoms you are now experiencing. Your doctor will follow your condition to make sure it does not worsen. In most cases, treatment is focused on addressing the underlying condition(s); medications may be necessary. In severe cases, surgery to replace the valve may be needed.