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Transesophageal echocardiography-guided chordal replacement for tricuspid regurgitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15111193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 29-year-old man was referred to our institution for severe tricuspid regurgitation. Preoperative transesophageal echocardiography revealed dilation of the tricuspid annulus with prolapse of the anterior leaflet and progressive increase in right ventricular diameter. The anterior papillary muscle was elongated. Annuloplasty was completed by polytetrafluoroethylene artificial chordae implanted on the free margin of the anterior leaflet, and thereafter, tied outside the right ventricle, under echocardiography control to achieve appropriate length. The patient recovered well, and 6 months after surgery, repeat echocardiography revealed only mild tricuspid regurgitation with recovery of normal right ventricular dimensions.
Christophe Baufreton; Jacques Laporte; Jacques Langlais; Michel Mehreb; Patrice Binuani; Jean Louis De Brux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-27     Completed Date:  2004-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1811-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Angers, Angers, France.
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MeSH Terms
Chordae Tendineae / abnormalities,  pathology,  surgery*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Prostheses and Implants*
Surgery, Computer-Assisted*
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
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