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Indications for and resluts of tricuspid valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1274778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of our experience with tricuspid valve replacement over a 7.5-year period is presented. Isolated disease of the tricuspid valve was encountered infrequently [8 of 87 patients] and was due to a variety of causes. In the remaining cases, the tricuspid disease was associated with rheumatic valvular disease of the mitral and/or aortic valves. The hospital mortality for the entire group of patients was 22%, and the late mortality during a mean follow-up of 32 months was 16%. Operative and late mortality were clearly affected by the severity of myocardial dysfunction present preoperativley. Problems related to the prosthetic valves and to anticoagulant therapy were relatively few. Our present indications for replacement of the tricuspid valve and presented. Earlier operative intervention in patients with tricuspid valvular disease should improve the early and long-term results.
N T Kouchoukos; L W Stephenson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in cardiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0065-2326     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Cardiol     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270063     Medline TA:  Adv Cardiol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-206     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis* / mortality
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / mortality
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications
Tricuspid Valve / surgery
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / complications,  surgery*
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / complications,  surgery*

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