Tricuspid Atresia | Symptoms and Causes

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What are the symptoms of tricuspid atresia?

The symptoms of tricuspid atresia may include:

  • rapid breathing
  • rapid heartbeat
  • blue color of the skin, lips and nailbeds (cyanosis)
  • sweating
  • disinterest in feeding or tiring while feeding
  • poor weight gain
  • heart murmur (detected by doctor)

These symptoms also can be caused by other conditions, and some can be found in perfectly normal babies and children.

What causes tricuspid atresia?

Most often, tricuspid atresia occurs sporadically with no clear reason for its development. Some congenital heart defects may have a genetic link, causing heart problems to occur more often in certain families. 

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