Congenital cleft of the anterior tricuspid leaflet with severe tricuspid regurgitation in adults.

@article{Eichhorn1992CongenitalCO,
  title={Congenital cleft of the anterior tricuspid leaflet with severe tricuspid regurgitation in adults.},
  author={Phillip J Eichhorn and Michael Ritter and Gabor Suetsch and Ludwig Karl von Segesser and Marko Turina and Rolf Jenni},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1175-9}
}
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND Severe primary tricuspid regurgitation in the adult is a rare finding. This study describes the diagnostic findings and the treatment of an isolated congenital cleft of the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve as the morphologic substrate for severe tricuspid regurgitation. METHODS The clinical, echocardiographic findings and the follow-up findings of five patients (all male, 20 to 56 years old) with this disorder are described. Four of the five patients underwent… CONTINUE READING