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Surgical intervention in cases of Ebstein's anomaly. Abnormal origin and structure of the tricuspid valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6221404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the ten-year period 1972-81 four patients, two men and two women, with Ebstein's disease underwent operation at our institution. Their average age was 34. Central cyanosis at rest, clubbing and polycythaemia were the most common clinical features of the patients. Enlarged heart, a small pulmonary arterial arch and transluminal lung fields were seen in chest X-ray. Operative findings were a grossly enlarged right atrium and ventricle, the latter having a segment that was typically atrialized and thin-walled but was contracting synchronously with the true right ventricle, and a wide variation in the leaflets of the tricuspid valve and their origins. The atrial septal defect was small in all cases. Artificial heart valves (1 Cutter-Smeloff, 2 Björk-Shiley, 1 St. Jude) were used in the tricuspid reconstruction in addition to closure of the ASDs. One of the patients died postoperatively, the other three are doing well.
S Mattila; A Harjula; K E Kyllönen; G Härtel; P Tala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-23     Completed Date:  1983-06-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / diagnosis,  etiology
Ebstein Anomaly / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Tricuspid Valve / abnormalities*,  surgery

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