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Tricuspid valve prolapse diagnosed by cross-sectional echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7460651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cross-sectional echocardiography utilizing the apical and longitudinal right ventricular inflow tract views was used to investigate the tricuspid valve in 64 patients with mitral valve prolapse and 16 controls who had no angiographic or echocardiographic evidence of mitral valve prolapse. The tricuspid valve leaflets and their coaptation point in systole were found to be below (towards the right ventricular apex) the level of the tricuspid valve ring in systole in all controls. Tricuspid valve prolapse, defined as the leaflet(s) of the tricuspid valve lying above the tricuspid valve ring level within the right atrium, was seen in 31/64(48 percent) of patients with mitral valve prolapse. The right ventricular inflow tract view demonstrated tricuspid valve prolapse most readily compared to the apical view, and 29 of the 31 patients with tricuspid valve prolapse had prolapse of at least two leaflets of the tricuspid valve. The 31 patients with both mitral and tricuspid valve prolapse, when compared to the 33 patients with mitral valve prolapse alone, had more symptomatology and abnormal physical findings.
T J Mardelli; J Morganroth; C C Chen; M Naito; J Vergel
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-13     Completed Date:  1981-04-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography* / methods
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Prolapse / diagnosis
Tricuspid Valve* / physiopathology

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