I am 51 years old with hypertension, having an elective liposuction surgery with general anesthesia. I have been preopted. Everything is fine including, PT, INR, CBC, CMP, chest X-ray, and EKG. Echo is within normal limits, including EF 56 percent. However, I was found to have mild plus tricuspid regurgitation. I am asymptomatic- no chest pain, no dizziness, no shortness of breath, no edema, no wheezing, no fever. Do you think I can have the liposuction surgery with general anesthesia with the mild plus tricuspid regurgitation?
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Yes, you may have it. There is no additional cardiac risk due to mild tricuspid regurgitation if there is no pulmonary artery hypertension mentioned in the echo report. It is being mild will not increase the risk beyond usual cardiac risk if there is no pulmonary artery hypertension. So just check RSVP (right ventricular systolic pressure) on the echo report and if it is less than 35 mmHg then you may have or else just upload the echo report, I will go through it.
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