Echocardiographic evaluation of normal and prolapsed tricuspid valve leaflets.

  title={Echocardiographic evaluation of normal and prolapsed tricuspid valve leaflets.},
  author={Chuwa Tei and Pravin M. Shah and George Cherian and P A Trim and Maylene Wong and John A Ormiston},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={52 7},
The tricuspid valve was examined by 2-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography in 14 patients with tricuspid valve prolapse (TVP) and in 16 normal subjects. Individual leaflets were identified anatomically and for frequency of prolapse. Maximal and minimal anular sizes were measured. Multiple tomograms of the tricuspid anulus were recorded at 30 degrees intervals around the tricuspid anulus with the transducer placed at the right ventricular apex. Anuli were reconstructed from the 6 planes and… CONTINUE READING