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A new technique: right ventriculography using a preshaped catheter.
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PMID:  737735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right ventriculography with a preshaped catheter (J- or L-shaped) was evaluated in make the diagnosis of tricuspid regurgitation. Thirty normal subjects who did not have valvular disease showed no evidence of tricuspid regurgitation or premature ventricular contractions during injection except in one case. On the other hand, 24 patients with combined aortic and mitral valve disease showed mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation in 11 patients and severe tricuspid regurgitation in eight patients. Only two patients developed frequent run of premature ventricular contraction during injection. Seven patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation were found to have severe tricuspid regurgitation during surgery. No evidence of tricuspid regurgitation was found in all six patients with isolated aortic valve disease. We can conclude that right ventriculography by the preshaped catheter improves the diagnostic accuracy of tricuspid regurgitation and a grading system of tricuspid regurgitation by angiography is proposed.
S D Cha; V Maranhao; R Lingamneni; H Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-25     Completed Date:  1979-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / radiography
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*
Heart Valve Diseases / radiography
Heart Ventricles / radiography
Mitral Valve / radiography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / radiography*

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