Late Tricuspid Regurgitation as a Result of Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease in a Patient With Prosthetic Mitral Valve. Combined Two-Dimensional and Real-Time Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiographic Assessment
Keywords:Tricuspid regurgitation, rheumatic heart disease, real-time three-dimensional echocardiography
We herein present the case of a 65-year-old lady with late tricuspid regurgitation 15 years after successful mitral valve replacement due to severe mitral stenosis of rheumatic origin. She presented to our department complaining of fatigue which worsened over the last 6 months. Transthoracic echocardiographic examination including both 2D and real time 3D modalities revealed severe tricuspid regurgitation and the patient was scheduled for tricuspid annuloplasty. A propos with this case, a brief review of the literature is provided highlighting the key points of this topic.
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