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Unusual mechanism of tricuspid regurgitation in ventricular septal defect.
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PMID:  21210838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 37-year-old woman was diagnosed to have a small ventricular septal defect (VSD) with high velocity tricuspid regurgitation (TR) that was attributed to atrio-VSD (Gerbode). Cardiac MR revealed a small subaortic VSD in the membranous portion of the interventricular septum. The atrioventricular portion was intact. Cardiac MR clearly showed flow jet through the VSD, impinging on the anterior tricuspid leaflet during systole, and bouncing back into the right atrium as TR. This ricochet mechanism of TR in VSD may be misinterpreted as Gerbode defect or as evidence of pulmonary hypertension. (Echocardiography 2011;28:E36-E38).
Ravi V Desai; Frank Seghatol-Eslami; Fatemeh Nabavizadeh; Steven G Lloyd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E36-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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