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Traumatic tricuspid valve insufficiency: case report.
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PMID:  11499605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year old man underwent a head-on motor accident and was admitted to hospital, where he was successfully treated for several injuries. He was discharged home with slight tricuspid regurgitation, without signs of hemodynamic decompensation, and required no further treatment. Five years later he was admitted to the National Institute of Cardiology due to overt right ventricular failure secondary to tricuspid valve regurgitation. After several unsuccessful attempts at papillary muscle and chordal repair, a 33-mm SJM Biocor valve was implanted. This case history underlines the value of echocardiography, even after blunt chest trauma without cardiac symptoms. A good functional result can be achieved years after onset of traumatic valve insufficiency, but early diagnosis and surgical treatment increases the feasibility of tricuspid valve repair rather than replacement, and also prevents progressive deterioration of right ventricular function.
P Leszek; T Zielinski; J Rózanski; A Klisiewicz; J Korewicki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-13     Completed Date:  2001-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Time Factors
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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