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Isolated Rheumatic Tricuspid Stenosis with Reverse Lutembacher's Physiology.
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PMID:  11175189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tricuspid valve dysfunction occurs frequently in patients with rheumatic heart disease and is usually manifested as functional or organic tricuspid regurgitation. Rheumatic tricuspid stenosis is less common and occurs characteristically in the presence of concomitant mitral valve disease. In this report, we describe the clinical and echocardiographic findings in a patient with isolated rheumatic tricuspid stenosis and a right-to-left shunt across the interatrial septum, likely as a result of a patent foramen ovale, resulting in central cyanosis. This case illustrates an interesting association of tricuspid stenosis and an interatrial right-to-left shunt suggestive of a reverse Lutembacher's physiology.
Authors:
Bahaa M. Fadel; Bonnie L. Hiatt; David M. Kerins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-Feb-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  567-573     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Stanford University, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5406.
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