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Uncommon acquired Gerbode defect (left ventricular to right atrial communication) following a tricuspid annuloplasty without concomitant mitral surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19383642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular (LV) to right atrial (RA) communication, also known as Gerbode defect, is very rare, usually congenital but sometimes also acquired. Cases of Gerbode defect have been reported after left valve surgery, usually valve replacement. We describe the first case of LV-RA communication following a tricuspid annuloplasty not combined to a left valve surgery. The case we report concerns a 73-year-old woman who underwent a double-valve surgery (pulmonary valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty) for symptomatic severe right heart failure due to post-endocarditis pulmonary valve regurgitation. A LV-RA shunt was discovered 1 year after surgery. This case report confirms the responsibility of a tricuspid annuloplasty in an acquired LV-RA shunt.
Réza Dadkhah; Alain Friart; Jean-Louis Leclerc; Mickaël Moreels; David Haberman; Fabienne Lienart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Tivoli University Hospital, Max Buset Avenue 34, 7100 La Louviere, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Septal Defects / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Postoperative Complications / ultrasonography*
Systolic Murmurs
Tricuspid Valve / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / surgery*

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