Tricuspid Atresia with Pulmonary Stenosis, ASD, VSD

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  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) [septum=wall between the chambers of the heart, atriums=top chambers of the heart] – holes in the inner walls of the heart allowing extra blood flow between the two upper chambers of the heart (atriums).
  • Hypoplastic Right Ventricle (hypoplastic) [hypo=under, plasia=formation or development, ventricles=lower chambers of the heart] The right ventricle is under developed. It is too small. This means the heart will have to work harder and won’t last as long. Sometimes the valves entering or leaving the right ventricle are also too small or missing.
  • Pulmonary  Stenosis [pulmonary=having to do with the lungs, stenosis=narrowing of a passage, ] – a narrowing of the pulmonary artery (which carries blood from the heart to the lungs) at or near the pulmonary valve.
  • Tricuspid Artesia (TA) [atresia=absence of a normal opening] the valve that controls blood flow between the right atrium and the right ventricle in this heart is missing or fused shut.  This results in  a hypoplastic right ventricle and stenosis in the pulmonary artery near the right ventricle.
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) [septum=wall between the chambers of the heart, ventricles=lower chambers of the heart] – holes in the inner walls of the heart allowing extra blood flow between the two lower chambers of the heart (ventricles). This causes the oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor blood to mix before leaving the heart.
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