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Tricuspid regurgitation in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot and its relation to right ventricular dilatation.
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PMID:  12943899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a cohort of 56 school-aged children with repaired tetralogy of Fallot, significant (moderate to severe) tricuspid regurgitation was common (32% of patients) and was related to both tricuspid annulus dilatation and structural valve abnormalities that were potentially related to previous surgery. Even after adjusting for pulmonary regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation was significantly correlated with right ventricular volume (r= 0.39, p = 0.009), suggesting that tricuspid regurgitation as well as pulmonary regurgitation may contribute significantly to progressive right ventricular dilatation in this population.
William T Mahle; W James Parks; Derek A Fyfe; Denver Sallee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-28     Completed Date:  2003-10-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Volume
Child, Preschool
Disease Progression
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertrophy, Right Ventricular / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Stroke Volume
Tetralogy of Fallot / complications*,  surgery*
Time Factors
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / classification,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology*,  physiopathology

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