Skip to main content

Tricuspid valve

The tricuspid valve controls the flow of blood between the upper right chamber of the heart (right atrium) and the lower right chamber (right ventricle). When the heart's right ventricle contracts, the tricuspid valve closes tightly so blood does not leak back into the right atrium.


PeaceHealth endeavors to provide comprehensive health care information, however some topics in this database describe services and procedures not offered by our providers or within our facilities because they do not comply with, nor are they condoned by, the ethics policies of our organization.