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Umakanthan Ramanan - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Open heart surgery is commonly associated with cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegic arrest. The attendant risks of cardiopulmonary bypass may be prohibitive in high-risk patients. We present a novel endoscopic technique of performing tricuspid valve repair without cardiopulmonary bypass in a beating ovine heart. METHODS: Six sheep underwent sternotomy and ...
Ji Guang-Yu - - 2009
The case is reported of Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve with rheumatic mitral stenosis and aortic incompetence. In this extremely rare clinical entity, right ventricular dysfunction and respiratory dysfunction occur due to severe mitral stenosis and tricuspid regurgitation. The present case was managed with aortic and mitral valve replacement ...
Matias Carla - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Systemic sclerosis is associated with pulmonary artery hypertension. Speckle-tracking-derived strain and strain rate may be a diagnostic tool to detect early changes in right ventricular function, before pulmonary artery hypertension development. Our aim was to assess whether speckle-tracking-derived strain and strain-rate parameters may detect right ventricular early ...
Tanous David - - 2010
We report the first use of a stented pulmonic valve within the right atrial to right ventricular conduit of a patient who underwent a Björk modification Fontan for tricuspid atresia. In effect, a functional tricuspid valve was created. This case report demonstrates the feasibility of transcatheter valve replacement in positions ...
Takahashi Hiroaki - - 2009
Carcinoid tumors usually originate in the gastrointestinal tract, but in rare instances they may arise in other organs. A patient with severe tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation because of carcinoid syndrome successfully underwent double valve replacement using bioprostheses. The patient was finally diagnosed with carcinoid heart disease from an isolated ovarian ...
Mohan Jagdish C - - 2009
Congenitally unguarded tricuspid valve orifice, a variant of tricuspid valve dysplasia, is a rare malformation with protean manifestations. This report describes a 5-year old child with refractory heart failure who, on echocardiography, was found to have unguarded tricuspid valve orifice with severe tricuspid regurgitation, pulmonary valve dysplasia with severe pulmonary ...
Hussain Tarique - - 2009
We describe a case of tricuspid stenosis in a young woman 11 years after endocardial ventricular lead implantation. The cause of the stenosis appears to have been perforation of the septal leaflet by the lead at the time of insertion. We further describe successful management with percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty without ...
Herberg Ulrike - - 2009
Combined pulmonary and aortic valvar stenosis is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. Fetuses and neonates with critical pulmonary valve stenosis or atresia and intact ventricular septum may present with varying degrees of abnormalities of the right ventricle, tricuspid valve, and coronary arteries, but combination of right and left ventricular outflow ...
Aboulhosn Jamil A - - 2009
A 56-year-old patient with severe pulmonary hypertension developed severe tricuspid regurgitation, right-sided heart failure, and congestive hepatopathy. She was transferred for possible lung transplant and/or tricuspid valve surgery. Clinical and echocardiographic assessment provided confidence that acute tricuspid valve failure was responsible for the decompensation and that tricuspid valve replacement despite ...
Kondoh Haruhiko - - 2009
We describe a tricuspid valve ring annuloplasty for a 67-year-old woman who had an extremely dilated tricuspid valve annulus. During surgery, we found that the septal segment of the annulus was dilated to 60 mm, nearly double its normal size. Therefore, a standard annuloplasty without a prosthetic ring seemed unlikely ...
Khurana Suchi - - 2009
Blunt chest-wall trauma is common; however, resultant tricuspid valve rupture is rare and can be subtle in its presentation. Transthoracic echocardiography plays a key role in diagnosis. Herein, we report the case of a 42-year-old woman who sustained substantial chest-wall trauma in a high-speed motor vehicle accident. She presented a ...
Ariyarajah Vignendra - - 2008
Massive right atrial (RA) enlargement is certainly more common in children than in adults, owing to rare congenital anomalies. Indeed, the largest description of such chamber enlargement was noted in a child, where the RA volume was reported to be 900 ml. We now report one of the largest descriptions ...
Krishnan Anita N - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of cardiac abnormalities in fetuses of women with clinical or serologic evidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: A retrospective review of fetal echocardiograms performed secondary to maternal SLE or connective tissue antibodies with or without fetal complete heart block (CHB) was performed to evaluate ...
Paino Anna Maria - - 2008
Right cardiac thrombosis is an infrequent complication after pacemaker implant. We report a patient who received a biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator, with a large mobile thrombus, adherent to the left ventricular lead. This catheter was partially dislocated, with a large, mobile loop through the right atrium and right ventricle; so ...
Krishnan Anita - - 2009
Tricuspid stenosis secondary to ventricular pacemaker leads is uncommon. We present a unique case of iatrogenic tricuspid stenosis secondary to fusion of the valve leaflets to transvenous implanted pacing leads. This occurred in an adult with childhood repaired Tetralogy of Fallot and high grade surgical heart block following multiple pacemaker ...
Léobon Bertrand - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) after arterial switch operation (ASO) is rare. In this retrospective study, we reviewed the cases of 10 patients with LVOTOs post-ASO and analyzed the options used for the LVOTOs corrections and the patients' outcomes. METHODS: From December 1982 to December 2006, 1689 ...
Sirin B H - - 2008
We describe a case of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries plus dextrocardia and normal anatomical abdominal viscera. Systemic (tricuspid) valve replacement was performed due to moderately severe valve regurgitation. An unusual operative technique was used because of the patient's rare morphology. On cardiopulmonary bypass, the systemic valve was ...
Hirota Masanori - - 2008
We report a rare case of unguarded tricuspid orifice with pulmonary atresia, which is devoid of any guarding valvular tissue at tricuspid annulus. A left Blalock-Taussig shunt was constructed on the 17th day of life. At 4 years of age, a bidirectional Glenn's operation was performed for the further growth ...
Lorsheyd Anouk - - 2009
A 53-year-old woman was admitted because of sudden onset of severe chest pain and palpitations. Her medical history revealed an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular tachycardia caused by arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy for which an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted with epicardial patches. On 2D echocardiography, a mobile piece of ...
Simon Caterina - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A 70-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, fever of unknown origin and oliguria was admitted to hospital. Blood cultures were positive for a Staphylococcus aureus infection and antibiotic therapy was started. A year previously the patient had received a DDD pacemaker to treat sick sinus syndrome with intermittent atrioventricular block. ...
Dreyfus Gilles D - - 2008
This paper describes a technique for treating severe tricuspid regurgitation due to severe tethering of the tricuspid valve leaflets. The anterior tricuspid leaflet is augmented by use of an autologous pericardial patch, which increases its size, and hence its surface area of coaptation, allowing increased leaflet coaptation to occur with ...
Sugeng Lissa - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Our study goals were to evaluate the 3-dimensional matrix array transesophageal echocardiographic (3D-MTEE) probe by assessing the image quality of native valves and other intracardiac structures. BACKGROUND: Because 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography with gated rotational acquisition is not used routinely as the result of artifacts, lengthy acquisition, and processing, a ...
Lapenna Elisabetta - - 2008
We report the case of a 52-year-old man who was referred to surgery because of severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation of Barlow's disease. In particular, the tricuspid valve was a 'four-leaflet valve' due to the presence of a small accessory leaflet between the septal and the posterior leaflets. The valve ...
Calafiore Antonio Maria - - 2008
A technique for tricuspid annuloplasty is presented, using a flexible 50mm long band, where the annular circumference is reduced to a fixed value of 78.5mm (circumference of #25 mm sizer). From June to February 2007, 15 consecutive patients with tricuspid regurgitation (TR) underwent tricuspid repair using this technique. The first ...
Akiyama Masatoshi - - 2008
Double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by the presence of anomalous muscle bundles, which divide the right ventricle into two chambers: a high-pressure proximal chamber and a low-pressure distal chamber. Most DCRV patients are diagnosed and treated during childhood, and presentation in adulthood is not ...
Yajima Ichiro - - 2008
Melanocytes are mainly found in the skin and more rarely in other parts of the body, including the heart. We analyzed the localization of heart melanocytes and their levels of pigmentation in a series of mutant mice presenting different numbers of melanocytes and pigmentation in the skin. We found that ...
Aoyagi Shigeaki - - 2008
A 71-year-old woman was admitted for examination of a heart murmur and anemia. She had a history of mitral valve replacement and tricuspid ring annuloplasty 8 months prior to admission. A new systolic murmur was heard, and echocardiography showed a high-velocity jet originating from the left ventricular outflow tract to ...
Bernal José M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to assess factors influencing short- and long-term outcomes of surgery for rheumatic disease of the tricuspid valve. METHODS: Between 1974 and 2005, a total of 328 consecutive patients (mean age 51.3 +/- 13.6 years) underwent tricuspid valve surgery for rheumatic disease. There were 12 cases ...
Ahn Hyuk - - 2008
In the present study, the authors investigated the management of mechanical valve thrombosis (MVT). From January 1981 through March 2006, 2,908 mechanical valve replacements were performed in 2,298 patients at our institution. Twenty (0.87%) patients presented with MVT, 14 (70.0%) were women, and the mean age of the patients was ...
Tamborini Gloria - - 2008
Right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function are of diagnostic and prognostic importance in cardiac disease. Because of the peculiar morphology of the right ventricle, 2-dimensional echocardiography has several limitations in RV evaluation. Recently, new 3-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic software adapted for RV morphology was introduced. The aims of this study were ...
Reddy Venkataramana K - - 2008
We describe a patient with blunt traumatic chest injury in whom three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) confirmed the findings of a flail anterior tricuspid valve leaflet and ruptured anterior papillary muscle seen on two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography, and in addition identified multiple chordae tendinae rupture of the posterior leaflet. Open heart surgery ...
Kappert Utz - - 2008
Functional tricuspid regurgitation secondary to mitral valve disease can not be attributed to the dilatation of the tricuspid annulus alone. Furthermore, geometrical changes of the right ventricle lead to tethering of the tricuspid valve leaflets and thereby to an incomplete leaflet coaptation. With this pathologic entity, conventional isolated tricuspid valve ...
Gardiner Helena M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the morphologic and physiological predictors of post-natal surgical pathway in a longitudinal series of fetuses with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS) and/or critical pulmonary stenosis with reversal of ductal flow (CPS) using statistical modeling. BACKGROUND: Pulmonary atresia with intact ...
Pashankar Farzana D - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the prevalence and risk factors of elevated pulmonary artery pressures in children with homozygous SS or Sbeta(0) thalassemia using Doppler echocardiography and (2) to determine a correlation between abnormal transcranial Doppler examinations and elevated pulmonary artery pressures. METHODS: Screening echocardiograms ...
Sughimoto Koichi - - 2008
A 65-year-old woman with a Hancock valve implanted 25 years earlier for Ebstein's anomaly underwent a successful second tricuspid valve replacement with a Mosaic valve because of significant tricuspid regurgitation. At surgery, it was found that the Hancock valve had a cylinder-shaped hole and had lost its entire structure. Tricuspid ...
Mousavi Negareh - - 2008
A Chiari's network, noted in approximately 2% of the general population, is a congenital remnant of the sinus venosum valve present in the right atrium. We report a case of a 67-year-old male who presented with acute infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve due to coagulase-negative Staphylococci. Despite appropriate antimicrobial ...
Bréchot Nicolas - - 2008
AIMS: Systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP) cannot always be assessed from Doppler-detected tricuspid regurgitation (TR), especially when sPAP is normal. The right ventricular isovolumic relaxation time (rIVRT) is related to sPAP, and assessment of rIVRT by tissular Doppler imaging (rIVRT') has recently been proposed as an alternative method for estimating ...
Anyanwu Ani C - - 2008
Secondary or functional tricuspid regurgitation occurring late after mitral valve surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. In this article, we review the pathophysiology of secondary tricuspid regurgitation and the evidence supporting the use of tricuspid valve annuloplasty for preventing and treating secondary tricuspid regurgitation. Liberal application of tricuspid ...
DiLorenzo William R - - 2008
Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are rare, usuallybenign tumors that can be detected at autopsy, during open-heart surgery, or with echocardiography. They usually arise from the cardiac valves and more commonly are found on the left side of the heart. Embolization of left-sided and tricuspid valve tumors has been well documented. This ...
Emine Bilen Senkaya - - 2008
Myxomatous disease generally affects mitral valve. However, tricuspid valves also can be involved in 20% of the myxomatous mitral valve disease. Valve prolapse, elongation of chordae and chordae rupture are generally seen complications of the myxomatous disease. There are some reports about severe tricuspid regurgitation due to tricuspid valve prolapse ...
Bors V - - 2008
We present a rare case of bullet embolism from the left brachiocephalic vein to the right ventricle, following a chest gunshot wound, in a 56-year-old soldier. The bullet was accidentally discovered on a systematic chest X-ray. The bullet was very close to the tricuspid subvalvular apparatus and was about to ...
Celiker Alpay - - 2008
Ventricular septal defects (VSD), which cause volume overload, may be closed by interventional method. The success depends on the precise anatomic definition of the defect and its relation to other cardiac structures. We report our first experiences of transcatheter closure of perimembranous and muscular VSD. Between May 2005 and September ...
Gullu Ahmet Umit - - 2008
In non-addicted patients, several states such as alcoholism, previous valvular heart disease or prosthetic valve replacement, immunodeficiency states, prolonged intravenous hyperalimentation, permanent pacemakers, and some congenital heart diseases can provide the predisposing factors for tricuspid valve endocarditis. It is an extremely rare occurrence in patients with normal native cardiac valves. ...
Rashid Abbas - - 2008
We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with several episodes of left precordial pain, one of which had been severe, but was unrelated to exertion or posture. Transthoracic echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance showed evidence of congenital partial absence of the left pericardium and severe tricuspid regurgitation. ...
Shah Pravin M - - 2008
The normal tricuspid valve anatomy and function have several dissimilarities to the corresponding mitral valve in the left heart, in part, based on lower pressures in the right heart chambers. The functional abnormalities resulting from tricuspid valve disease are classified as primary and secondary. Primary valve disease is any associated ...
Yoda Masataka - - 2008
Transvenous endocardial pacemaker implantation is contraindicated in patients after prosthetic tricuspid valve replacement. A 65-year-old woman underwent both replacement of the mitral and tricuspid valves and pacemaker implantation with epicardial lead for bradycardia with chronic atrial fibrillation. At 2 years after this operation, the pacemaker's battery became low, and she ...
Dittrich Sven - - 2008
An 8-year-old (35 kg) boy presented with progressive right ventricular outflow tract enlargement (28 mm) and progressive tricuspid regurgitation after transannular repair of tetralogy of Fallot and was scheduled for pulmonary valve replacement. To spare reoperation on full sternotomy, a transverse mini-thoracotomy through the third intercostal space was used to ...
D'Aloia Antonio - - 2008
A woman with skin findings of a connective tissue disorder, typical of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, was admitted to the Cardiology Division because of signs of congestive heart failure. Electrocardiogram showed sinus tachycardia, signs of right ventricular enlargement and hypertrophy. Echocardiogram showed right ventricular dilatation, and severe tricuspid regurgitation with indirect signs ...
Yalta Kenan - - 2008
The Fontan procedure has become a generic term to define a surgical procedure that orients the systemic venous return directly to the pulmonary arteries, and has been used as a palliative operation for pulmonary atresia, tricuspid atresia, double inlet ventricle and complex single ventricle. The earliest type of Fontan procedure ...
D'Aloia A - - 2008
Primary amyloidosis is a rare disorder in which insoluble fibers are deposited in tissue and organs, impairing their function. Cardiac involvement occurs in up to 50% of patients with primary amyloidosis. We describe a case of a 75-year-old admitted to our department after he had a sudden cardiac arrest due ...
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