Other Lesions

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Sources: Disturbances Of The Heart

Tricuspid insufficiency, except as rarely found in the fetus, is

generally due to a relative insufficiency rather than to an actual

disease of the tricuspid valve. In other words, if the right

ventricle dilates the valve may be insufficient. Tricuspid stenosis,

pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary insufficiency are rare, and are

probably nearly always congenital.

The diagnosis as to whether the murmurs heard in the heart are

hemic, functional, accidental, or indicative of valvular lesions

would be without the scope of this book. It is always presumed that

a correct diagnosis has been made, or at least a presumptively

correct diagnosis. Frequently more than one murmur and more than one

lesion in a heart are present. Often one murmur denotes a permanent

lesion, and another may be one that will become corrected when

compensation is improved.