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Tricuspid regurgitation 20 week scan

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Sandradale330 · 01/05/2020 22:07

Hi there

I’m hoping someone might be able to share their story or offer some insight...

At my 20 week scan it was revealed the baby has tricuspid regurgitation and I’ve been referred by my excellent fetal medicine consultant to St Thomas’s to see a fetal cardiologist.

Some background: I have a 3 year old with a small VSD (no familial history), I had two miscarriages and finally have managed to carry over 10 weeks after progesterone and intralipid treatment. I did have the panorama NIPT test and all came back low risk.

Has anyone has tricuspid regurgitation in the second trimester and what was the outcome?

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TenThousandSpoons0 · 02/05/2020 03:21

Didn’t want to read an run as I’m sure you’re feeling pretty anxious! TR is not that uncommon, can be pretty variable and sometimes has no implications at all, sometimes can be seen with other problems in baby, sometimes can lead to complications. Most likely you’ll have extra monitoring put in place. Your first cardiology review they’ll likely recheck everything to rule out any other problems and to see how severe it is, and then they’ll talk you through everything. I hope time flies by for you until that appointment and that all goes well. X

Sandradale330 · 02/05/2020 07:45

Thank you for your reassuring words and kindness in replying so promptly. I hope so too- I feel I’ve not been able to sit back and enjoy this pregnancy at all, from worrying about another miscarriage to this! Que sera sera I suppose. Xx

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Hopingforbetterluck · 13/01/2022 14:12

I realise this is an old thread but wonder if you could share the outcome? I’m in a similar situation and after two miscarriages can’t relax in this pregnancy at all. We’ve now been told at a 16 week heart scan that there’s tricuspid regurgitation and if it gets any worse it could cause fetal hydrops and our baby may pass away before birth.

Sandradale330 · 08/02/2022 22:07

I'm sorry its a late reply. It was super stressful and I paid to see a consultant at Evelina privately for additional reassurances and he said he felt there was nothing there and I should not worry. Until the baby was born my worrying was still there so I went for another scan when she was 4 weeks old and thankfully there was no heart abnormality at all. I know its hard but try and take it day by day and focus on your mental and physical health being at its optimum. Thats all you can do. Thinking of you x

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