– The meaning of tricuspid atresia.
– Causes and symptoms of tricuspid atresia.
Atresia refers to a condition in which a body orifice ( a mouth or aperture, that looks like a tube) or an opening in the body that is abnormally absent. It occurs in form of an abnormal closure in the in an opening of the body.
Tricuspid atresia is a condition that affects newly born babies, it is a heart defect that occurs due to many factors such as heredity or down syndrome.
It is a rare heart disorder that is congenital, or present at birth. Also, it a serious condition, and can also be life-threatening.
Tricuspid atresia also refers to a situation in which newborns are born without an important part of the heart “the tricuspid valve.”
The tricuspid valve is essential to the proper functioning of the heart.
This valve is a heart valve with three cusps ( a sharp point or pointed head) that prevents backflow of blood from the right ventricle into the right atrium.
The backflow of blood is a situation where blood flows in an opposite direction or in an abnormal direction.
Also, the tricuspid valve is responsible for the pumping of blood between the lungs and body.
Therefore, it is a serious case when a newborn is born without a tricuspid valve.
However, this condition often occurs when the tricuspid valve fails to develop during the period of growth of a fetus. The heart begins to form when a fetus is just 8 weeks old.
Also, there are certain factors that can increase the baby’s risk of experiencing congenital heart defects such as tricuspid atresia.
Although, in most cases, the exact cause of a congenital heart defect, such as tricuspid atresia, is unknown.
But it is important that during pregnancy, the mother should be healthy. She should also be free from health dangers that can also endanger the unborn baby.