10.1111/echo.12673

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Title

Exacerbation of Pulmonic Regurgitation by Diastolic Tricuspid Regurgitation

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Echocardiography-a Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques

Abstract

Few cases of diastolic mitral regurgitation (MR) and tricuspid regurgitation (TR) have been reported in the world literature. We report the case of a 63-year-old woman admitted for syncope, with a permanent pacemaker following complete heart block. Echocardiography revealed that the timing of the diastolic TR (and noted MR) coincided with the second phase of the pulmonic insufficiency (PI) jet. The respirometer revealed that the diastolic TR and the second phase of the PI are highly sensitive to respiration (attenuated with inspiration and exacerbated with expiration). The uniqueness of this case is the rare occurrence of the exacerbation of PI as the result of diastolic TR.

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

8

Pages

E234-E239

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Cardiology

PMID

25041155