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Detection of valvar obstruction by intracardiac masses using Doppler echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3372077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this paper was to examine valvar involvement in patients with intracardiac masses. Seven patients with intracardiac masses were studied by cross-sectional and Doppler echocardiography. In one, a candida vegetation on a mitral Starr-Edwards prosthesis obstructed the aortic valve with a peak transvalvar velocity of 2 m/sec and aortic regurgitation. Another patient with endocarditis demonstrated mitral stenosis as did two patients with left atrial myxomata. Tricuspid stenosis was demonstrated in three patients with right ventricular intracardiac masses (primary and secondary tumour and thrombus). By Doppler, the mitral and tricuspid stenosis was similar to from that seen in rheumatic heart disease with increased peak transvalvar velocity and prolonged pressure half-time. Because of the hazards associated with cardiac catheterisation in intracardiac masses, we conclude that Doppler ultrasound allows for the adequate assessment of the haemodynamic alterations so as to complement the images obtained by cross-sectional echocardiography.
Authors:
L M Shapiro; D Mulcahy; P Urban; C Westgate; R M Donaldson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-14     Completed Date:  1988-07-14     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Heart Hospital, London, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Carcinoma, Renal Cell / complications,  secondary
Echocardiography / methods*
Endocarditis / complications
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / complications
Female
Heart Neoplasms / complications
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myxoma / complications
Rhabdomyosarcoma / complications

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