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Calcification of the tricuspid anulus diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6720530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 84-year-old female who previously underwent repair of an atrial septal defect had evidence of increased reflectiveness of the posterior tricuspid anulus in the apical four-chamber view and the right ventricular two-chamber view. In addition, the inferior vena cava was dilated and during contrast echocardiography, contrast echoes appeared during systole suggesting tricuspid regurgitation. Tricuspid annular calcification was confirmed by fluoroscopic examination. Tricuspid annular calcification is extremely rare and in the present series occurred in 1 of 80 patients with mitral annular calcification. Lateral resolution echoes from a calcified aortic valve and echoes originating from a calcified right coronary artery have to be distinguished from tricuspid annular calcification.
S Mattleman; I Panidis; M N Kotler; G S Mintz; J Morganroth; J Ross; M Victor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-01     Completed Date:  1984-06-01     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  986-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / pathology
Calcinosis / diagnosis*
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tricuspid Valve / pathology*

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