COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Tricuspid Valve Repair

Tricuspid valve repair is preformed on those with a leaky tricuspid valve.

What is tricuspid regurgitation?

The tricuspid valve is located on the right side of your heart. If the valve leaks, the blood goes backwards (called regurgitation). Many people have some degree of tricuspid regurgitation, but if it becomes severe, it can cause symptoms of extreme bloating and fluid retention in your stomach, or significant swelling in your legs.

How do I know if I need tricuspid valve repair?

If you are diagnosed with severe tricuspid regurgitation, and medicine doesn’t improve symptoms, you might be referred to have an evaluation for a tricuspid valve repair.

If you have questions about our program, we would be happy to assist you. Please call us at 320-293-0750 or email us.