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Surgical assessment of tricuspid valve replacement for severe tricuspid regurgitation without stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10550715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight patients undergoing tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) without stenosis were subjected to the study. Four patients had primary TR due to trauma, infective endocarditis, or Ebstein's anomaly, and the other 4 had secondary TR associated with mitral valve lesions. The right heart pressure as well as clinical manifestations due to right heart failure showed deteriorated values in both the primary and secondary TR groups, though pulmonary arterial pressure was higher in the latter group. In 2 patients, initial annuloplasty procedures could not reduce TR sufficiently and were instantly abandoned for TVR. These 2 patients, one with congenital and one with secondary TR, died of intractable right heart failure early postoperatively, while the remaining 6 patients are alive to date, in the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class I, during the follow-up period of 6-192 (mean, 104) months. The 2 patients who died had shown a longer morbid duration and a lower preoperative right ventricular systolic function indicated by stroke work to pulmonary artery resistance. This paper might suggest that an earlier surgical intervention in severe TR is recommended before the right ventricular function deteriorates.
T Sugimoto; M Okada; C Yamashita; K Ataka; M Yoshida; Y Toyoda; N Ozaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-11     Completed Date:  2000-01-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Division II, Kobe University School of Medicine, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017.
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Rate
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve / surgery,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / mortality,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / etiology,  physiopathology*

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