Congenital tricuspid valve disease can masquerade as primary idiopathic tricuspid regurgitation

Congenital tricuspid valve disease can masquerade as primary idiopathic tricuspid regurgitation

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We learn with curiosity the superb and well timed article on more and more detected instances of remoted tricuspid valve regurgitation.1 The authors rightly notice that there’s an rising inhabitants of grownup sufferers with out left-sided coronary heart illness, pulmonary hypertension or congenital abnormalities who develop symptomatic remoted tricuspid regurgitation. Whereas that is true, we imagine proportion of those instances of remoted tricuspid regurgitation could be congenital in origin.

The spectrum of congenital abnormalities of tricuspid valve abnormalities is giant,2 and whereas Ebstein anomaly and tricuspid valve anomalies related to atrioventricular septal defects and pulmonary atresia are probably the most generally mentioned, there’s a group of sufferers with tricuspid valve dysplasia or congenitally irregular tricuspid valves which might be under-recognised. Mentioned et althree and Dearani and Danielson4 from the authors’ establishment have beforehand mentioned the huge spectrum of congenital tricuspid valve…

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