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Nelson Matt - - 2007
A case of severe tricuspid valve regurgitation caused by ruptured chordae tendineae secondary to blunt chest trauma from a motor vehicle accident is described. A transthoracic echocardiogram did not demonstrate these findings, which were clearly visualized on a transesophageal echocardiogram. We propose that patients with blunt chest trauma be considered ...
Butany Jagdish - - 2007
We report the longest duration of implantation of a porcine bioprosthesis in the English language literature--a Carpentier-Edwards valved conduit excised after twenty-five years. This 50-year-old man had undergone a modified Fontan operation for tricuspid atresia. He presented with progressive dyspnea, fatigue and edema. The bioprosthesis' dysfunction was due to the ...
Roman Kevin S - - 2007
Pulmonary valve stenosis or atresia with intact ventricular septum represents a spectrum of severity. This study aimed to identify ultrasound markers of biventricular versus non-biventricular outcome. The fetal echocardiograms of 41 fetuses diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis or atresia and right ventricular (RV)/left ventricular (LV) length ratios >0.4 from 17 to ...
Salamon Suheil Andreas - - 2007
Candida albicans endocarditis involves infrequently the tricuspid valve and involvement of the pulmonic valve is rare. We report our experience with an immunosuppressed liver-transplanted female who developed both tricuspid and pulmonic valve endocarditis, review the literature and discuss the importance of effective antimycotic therapy combined with surgical replacement of the ...
Gans Christopher P - - 2007
We describe a patient who presented with asymptomatic hypoxia refractory to supplemental oxygen. Transthoracic echocardiography and angiography demonstrated a tricuspid valve with a large regurgitant jet oriented directly at a patent foramen ovale, producing a right to left shunt with systemic hypoxia. The patient was found to have normal right-sided ...
Jaquiss Robert D B - - 2007
Because the pulmonary vascular resistance is very elevated at birth, severe tricuspid regurgitation is poorly tolerated and even life-threatening in the newborn. The etiology may be tricuspid valve papillary muscle rupture or the more ominous Ebstein's anomaly, with its associated dysfunctional right ventricle. After the diagnosis is established and the ...
Lai Chao-Han - - 2007
Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve in combination with Tetralogy of Fallot is extremely rare. We report a patient with these combined entities in a baby presented with cyanosis and right heart failure soon after birth. Total correction toward biventricular repair was successfully conducted when he was 7 months old. ...
Stulak John M - - 2007
Ebstein's malformation is a congenital anomaly of the tricuspid valve and right ventricle. Surgical repair of Ebstein's anomaly improves functional class and exercise tolerance, eliminates right-to-left intracardiac shunting (if present), and reduces the incidence of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. As a result, quality of life and survival are improved. Because of the ...
Isidro Alice B - - 2007
Patients who require surgical therapy for the treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation can avoid undergoing tricuspid valve replacement if valve-sparing repair techniques are employed. Tricuspid valvular endocarditis frequently requires valvectomy, leaving the right side of the heart and pulmonary system vulnerable to unregulated blood flow. We present a case of ...
García-Rinaldi Raúl - - 2007
Treatment of endocarditis of the tricuspid valve is very complex. Valvectomy without replacement can result in significant postoperative morbidity, and replacement is hazardous due to the possibility of prosthetic infection. Repair of the tricuspid valve is the best alternative. Many ingenious methods have been devised to repair the tricuspid valve ...
Cohn William E - - 2007
Newer generations of assist devices for postcardiotomy support in patients with ventricular failure have eliminated bearings and incorporated suspended impellers, smaller cannulae and hardware, and simplified insertion techniques. We describe the use of a surgically implanted, percutaneous, continuous-flow centrifugal pump (the TandemHeart percutaneous ventricular assist device) as part of a ...
van der Velde Nathalie - - 2007
The European and American guidelines state the need for echocardiography in patients with syncope. 50% of older adults with syncope present with a fall. Nonetheless, up to now no data have been published addressing echocardiographic abnormalities in older fallers. In order to determine the association between echocardiographic abnormalities and falls ...
Ghanta Ravi K - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Uncorrected functional tricuspid regurgitation has serious long-term morbidity and mortality. We reviewed our experience with tricuspid posterior annular bicuspidization versus ring tricuspid annuloplasty for treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation. METHODS: From 1999 to 2003, 237 patients underwent tricuspid annuloplasty for functional tricuspid regurgitation as part of their cardiac surgical ...
Vojácek J - - 2006
AIMS: Cryopreserved mitral allograft valve (MAV) offers theoretical advantages over conventional mechanical or biological prostheses in tricuspid position, especially in infectious endocarditis patients. MAV processing and tricuspid valve (TV) replacement in a sheep model is described. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 20 adult sheep, MAV were harvested, processed and cryopreserved. One ...
Tanoue Yoshihisa - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Introduction of the bidirectional Glenn procedure (BDG) in low-risk Fontan candidates would improve clinical outcomes. Over the last decade, not only high-risk Fontan candidates, but all candidates underwent BDG and staged Fontan operation (TCPC) in our hospital. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-three consecutive patients (age range, 42 days to ...
Peterson Renuka E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify in utero predictors of postnatal outcomes in fetal patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS) or critical pulmonary stenosis. BACKGROUND: Although PAIVS or critical pulmonary stenosis can be diagnosed in utero by echocardiography, our ability to predict outcomes is limited. METHODS: Fetal echocardiograms ...
Roberts-Thomson Kurt C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Reentrant atrial tachycardias may occur after mitral valve surgery. These usually involve the left atrium or the lateral wall of the right atrium around the atriotomy scar. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test whether ablation could eliminate atrial tachycardia after mitral valve repair. METHODS: Three patients ...
Ruhl K M - - 2006
Waterston-Cooley anastomosis may be carried out in patients with tricuspid atresia to provide pulmonary perfusion. It is associated with several complications, including preferential blood flow to the right lung, hypoplasia of the left pulmonary artery, obstruction of the anatomosis or rupture of pulmonary aneurysms. We study a patient with thrombosis ...
Zegdi Rachid - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: We report our animal experience of endovascular valve replacement (VR) of failed bioprosthesis (BP) using an original delivery catheter allowing repositioning of the valved stent (VS). BACKGROUND: Among the different devices designed for percutaneous VR, none has the potential for repositioning of a fully deployed VS. METHODS: Five sheep ...
Stöllberger Claudia - - 2006
Ebstein's malformation (EM) is characterized by dysplasia and displacement of the tricuspid inferior and septal leaflets from the true atrioventricular (AV) junction. Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/non-compaction (LVHT) including the 'atrialized' portion in EM has not been described. A 42-year-old man with a history of radiofrequency ablation of a Mahaim-like bundle suffered ...
Christiani Luiz A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The new Amplatzer device has been used with success for occlusion of the perimembranous ventricular septal defects and the index of complications is very low. RESULTS: The reported case corresponds to a very rare severe acute tricuspid stenosis, caused by adherence of the prosthesis to the anterior tricuspid leaflet. ...
Bouzas-Mosquera Alberto - - 2007
A 72-year-old man presented with worsening shortness of breath and a systolic murmur. Transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiograms revealed a huge mass (70 x 30 mm) obliterating the right ventricular outflow tract, with a peak transpulmonary gradient of 128 mmHg. Pathological examination confirmed the mass to be a primary cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma ...
Skwarek M - - 2006
Studies of the morphometry and normal anatomy of the tricuspid valve are in constant demand. Knowledge of the morphology of the normal tricuspid valve may be useful, for example in the context of the transfer of a leaflet of the tricuspid valve for repair or insufficiency of the mitral valve, ...
Young L E - - 2006
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) and tricuspid (TR) and mitral valve regurgitation (MR) are conditions with high prevalence in conditioned Thoroughbreds. Stress failure of pulmonary capillaries, leading to EIPH, is most likely when pulmonary vascular pressure is increased, and mitral regurgitation can result in pulmonary venous hypertension. ...
Salvin Joshua W - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum is a complex congenital cardiovascular anomaly that frequently requires single ventricle palliation. Fetal diagnosis of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum is common, but the natural history of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum diagnosed in midgestation, predictors of neonatal anatomy, and predictors ...
Umesue Masayoshi - - 2006
We report an extended parasternal approach to aortic and tricuspid valves used in a 31-year-old man. The patient presented with a deformed sternum and severe adhesion between the sternum and right ventricular outflow tract, caused by postoperative mediastinitis, which lasted for 4 years after a radical operation for tetralogy of ...
Gupta Dipin - - 2006
A 65-year-old man presented to the emergency room following an episode of syncope. His vital signs and physical examination were unremarkable. A chest X-ray and an ECG were also normal. He was admitted to the hospital for further work-up. A computed tomography scan of his brain did not reveal any ...
Schober Karsten E - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is commonly diagnosed by Doppler echocardiography (DE) of tricuspid regurgitation (TR). However, TR may be absent or difficult to measure. HYPOTHESIS: Doppler-derived systolic time intervals of pulmonary artery (PA) flow may be used to predict PH in dogs. ANIMALS: Seventy-three healthy dogs and 45 West Highland ...
Taira Kayano - - 2006
Endocardial pacemaker leads may cause tricuspid valve regurgitation, but only four cases of tricuspid stenosis without endocarditis have been reported. A 77-year-old woman had received three endocardial leads when aged 44, 57, and 72 years. One lead pushed up the septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve from below the valve, ...
Kutsal A - - 2006
Cor triatriatum dexter is a rare cardiac anomaly with division between the sinus and primitive atrial portions of the right atrium. It is supposed that the failure of the venous valves to regress appropriately may create abnormalities in fetal circulation predisposing the fetus to maldevelopment of the right heart structures. ...
Melek Mehmet - - 2006
Because transthoracic echocardiography is an inexpensive, easy, and reproducible method, it is the most commonly used noninvasive diagnostic tool to determine pulmonary artery pressure (PAP). Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) emerged as a new echocardiographic method that can be applied in various clinical conditions. In our study we aimed to evaluate ...
Mitropoulos Fotios - - 2006
We describe the case of a young man who underwent anatomical correction of Tetralogy of Fallot in childhood. The patient developed severe pulmonary valve regurgitation, moderate tricuspid regurgitation and dilation of the right heart chambers. He underwent a redo sternotomy, replacement of the pulmonary valve and tricuspid annuloplasty with beating ...
Honjo Osami - - 2006
Atrioventricular valve repair with artificial chordal replacement has been widely used for congenital and acquired mitral valve abnormalities, but not for tricuspid valve abnormalities. A case is presented of dysplastic tricuspid valve that was successfully repaired using artificial chordae. A 2-year-old female presented with poor weight gain. Echocardiography revealed severe ...
Oppido Guido - - 2006
Atrioventricular valve duplication, also known as double orifice valve, is an excitingly rare anomaly that can involve either the mitral or more uncommonly the tricuspid valve. Herein we describe a case of a double orifice tricuspid valve that prejudiced the complete repair in a symptomatic infant with tetralogy of Fallot.
Goksin Ibrahim - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: De Vega annuloplasty is one of the most effective methods used in surgical correction of functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR). Physiologic annular motions are protected by De Vega annuloplasty. However, recurrent tricuspid regurgitation secondary to Bowstring (Guitar string) phenomenon may be seen after De Vega annuloplasty as a result of ...
Kulik Alexander - - 2006
Tricuspid valve rupture is a rare complication after blunt chest trauma. We report the unusual presentation of a patient that suffered traumatic cardiac and pulmonary contusions, contributing to the rupture of the posterior papillary muscle of the tricuspid valve 24 hours after presentation. We believe that this is the first ...
Korkut Ali Kubilay - - 2006
Iatrogenic thrombosis within the heart is rare following intracardiac operations. We undertook surgery to correct a 30-month-old girl with Fallot's tetralogy. After a period of 6 months following the operation, echocardiography revealed a thrombus measuring 16 by 12 millimetres attached to the tendinous cords supporting the antero-superior leaflet of the ...
Sheu Chau-Chyun - - 2006
Infective endocarditis has been the major cause of morbidity and mortality among intravenous drug users (IDUs) with infections, mostly involving the tricuspid valve and presenting multiple septic pulmonary embolisms. Numerous pulmonary complications of septic pulmonary embolism have been described, but only a few have reported spontaneous pneumothorax. Our patient, a ...
Galindo A - - 2006
Outcome of fetuses with critical pulmonary stenosis (critical PS) or atresia of the pulmonary valve (PA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS) is closely related with right ventricle hypoplasia and its consequent hemodynamics. Fetal echocardiography not only allows early detection of this condition but also monitors its normally unfavorable evolution. These ...
DeVore Greggory R - - 2005
Fetal echocardiography has been used primarily to identify fetuses with structural malformations of the heart. Evaluation of fetal ventricular function, however, has received minimal attention since the inception of fetal echocardiography in the early 1980s. This communication reviews the use of M-mode, B-mode and pulsed Doppler ultrasound to examine cardiac ...
Suell Mary Nell - - 2005
The prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) among adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) is unknown. A tricuspid regurgitant (TR) jet peak velocity of 2.5 m/s or more is a screening test for PHT. The authors retrospectively reviewed echocardiograms and clinical data of adolescents followed at the Texas Children's Sickle Cell ...
Topal Ergun - - 2005
In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether tissue Doppler imaging could provide more information than standard echocardiography about left and right ventricular functions and their relations to homocysteine and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in the course of Behcet's disease (BD). In the right ventricle, patients with BD had ...
Komatsu Sei - - 2005
The sizes of the right atrium (RA), cavotricuspid isthmus, and Eustachian valve are predictors of success of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial flutter (AFL). We examined the relationship between the sizes of cavotricuspid isthmus as measured by multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) and fluoroscopy. We used eight-detector MDCT to measure the ...
Buechel Emanuela R Valsangiacomo - - 2005
AIMS: Correct timing of pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is crucial for preventing complications of pulmonary regurgitation and right ventricular (RV) dilatation after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. We sought to assess the remodelling of the RV after early PVR in children, using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty ...
Muthukumaran Chinnasamy S - - 2005
As far as we are aware, right-sided bacterial endocarditis has not previously been described as presenting with systemic illness and testicular swelling. We report a teenager who presented with this unusual combination as a consequence of right-sided endocarditis. He presented with high fever, with chills and rigor, along with painful ...
Tongsong Theera - - 2005
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a spectrum of fetal conditions associated with severe hypoplasia of the left ventricle and left ventricular outflow tract. The purpose of this series was to focus on the sonographic prenatal features of isolated HLHS. Based on the 5 cases presented here, the prenatal sonographic ...
Wilson J - - 2005
Plastic bronchitis is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition in which protein casts form within and occlude the bronchus, resulting in pulmonary failure, and has been identified as a complication after the Fontan procedure. We present a case of a 5-year-old girl who had undergone an extracardiac fenestrated Fontan repair as ...
Sasaki Hideki - - 2005
A 29-year-old male with tricuspid endocarditis related to a residual ventricular septal defect was studied. A large vegetation was resected along with partial excision of the valve. The tricuspid valve was reconstructed using a single-stitch triple-orifice technique. No regurgitation or stenosis was detected at the valve 6 months after surgery.
Skwarek Magdalena - - 2005
Despite the great interest taken in the tricuspid valve, the anatomical literature on the subject still leaves much open to question. The aim of this study was to describe the natural foramina which are present in the leaflets of the tricuspid valve, as well as, well -- founded onto -- ...
Kobayashi Toshiro - - 2005
We report a rare case of tricuspid valve incompetence caused by a needle-like foreign body with an unknown route of invasion. A 55-year-old woman who had suffered from chronic heart failure for more than 25 years was diagnosed as having Ebstein's anomaly after a transthoracic echocardiogram with Doppler imaging showed ...
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