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Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of a De Vega tricuspid anuloplasty rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8093195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Severe tricuspid regurgitation developed in a 51-year-old woman with rheumatic heart disease and a previous replacement of the mitral valve 8 years after a De Vega anuloplasty. At transthoracic echocardiography, rupture of the anuloplasty material was suspected, which was definitely confirmed at transesophageal echocardiography. She underwent operation solely by echocardiographic diagnosis, which was completely confirmed at operation.
G Karatasakis; R Karamintziou; K M Taylor; D V Cokkinos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1994 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-20     Completed Date:  1994-09-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Tzanio General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Hemodynamics / physiology
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Suture Techniques
Tricuspid Valve / surgery,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography

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