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Tricuspid valve avulsion after blunt chest trauma.
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PMID:  23109764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blunt cardiac trauma causing tricuspid regurgitation is rare and is most often associated with traffic accidents. Falling from a height can also cause such injuries, resulting in hemodynamic compromise and arrhythmias. The signs of traumatic tricuspid regurgitation can appear early or be delayed, depending upon the severity of injury. We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who fell from a height onto rocks during a hike. She sustained blunt cardiac injury with complete tricuspid valve avulsion, and underwent successful repair. In addition, we review the relevant medical literature.
Deepak Mehrotra; Paul Dalley; Barry Mahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  2013-04-10     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  668-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Wellington Hospital, Wellington 6021, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls*
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Injuries / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve / injuries
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
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