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Pacemaker lead related tricuspid stenosis: a report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10677419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Only four cases of tricuspid stenosis related to endocardial pacemaker leads have been reported. Two further cases associated with perforation of a tricuspid valve leaflet by a pacemaker lead are presented: a 46 year old woman and a 60 year old man. It is possible that tricuspid valve disease related to endocardial pacemaker and non-thoracotomy defibrillator leads is underrecognized. Diagnosis requires clinical suspicion and the use of Doppler echocardiography. Recent evidence of fibrosis affecting the tricuspid valve in hearts from patients who have had non-thoracotomy defibrillator implants suggests that this problem could be more common in the future.
D J Heaven; M Y Henein; R Sutton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1355-6037     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-29     Completed Date:  2000-03-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiology Department, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / etiology*,  ultrasonography

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