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Unusual right ventricular flow pattern in a patient with inferior wall myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12778032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of an unusual right ventricular flow pattern in a patient with inferior wall myocardial infarction associated with massive right ventricular infarction. Echocardiography was significant for nearly continuous antegrade flow through both the tricuspid and pulmonic valves demonstrated by color and pulsed wave Doppler. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves remained open throughout the cardiac cycle. These findings signify the nearly complete loss of right ventricular pumping function, and indicate that the right heart was serving as a passive conduit with a flow pattern similar to a vein.
Daniel M Spevack; Paul A Tunick; Itzhak Kronzon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-02     Completed Date:  2003-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York University Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography

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