Echo rounds: Undiagnosed severe pulmonic regurgitation in a carcinoid patient for tricuspid valve replacement and patent foramen ovale closure.

@article{Hastie2013EchoRU,
  title={Echo rounds: Undiagnosed severe pulmonic regurgitation in a carcinoid patient for tricuspid valve replacement and patent foramen ovale closure.},
  author={Maya Jalbout Hastie and Jennifer Souh and Albert Ju and Jack S. Shanewise},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={
          300-2
        }
}
A 67-year-old man with carcinoid heart disease presented for patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure and tricuspid valve (TV) replacement for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). The patient was referred for surgery with progressive dyspnea and signs of right ventricle (RV) dysfunction. The patient’s consent for the case report was obtained. Preoperative transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed normal left ventricular function, enlarged RV with severely decreased function, and severe TR… CONTINUE READING
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