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Flail tricuspid valve secondary to blunt chest trauma.
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PMID:  22922931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 78-year-old man admitted with complaints of breathlessness of 1 year and typical chest pain of 2 months duration. He had a blunt chest trauma 7 years back. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe tricuspid regurgitation due to a flail anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve. It also revealed global left ventricular dysfunction. Flail tricuspid valve causing severe regurgitation is usually due to mechanical trauma. Since it is well tolerated for years, the diagnosis may be delayed or missed entirely. Echocardiography has allowed easier diagnosis of this condition resulting in earlier and, hence, more effective treatment.
Authors:
Sunil Kumar Srinivas; Shivanand Patil; Rangaraj Ramalingam; Shivakumar Bhairappa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-08-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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