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Tricuspid stenosis 

Tricuspid stenosis
Chapter:
Tricuspid stenosis
Author(s):

Jim Newton

, Nikant Sabharwal

, Saul Myerson

, Steven Westaby

, and Bernard Prendergast

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199559237.003.0008
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date: 16 July 2018

Introduction 208

Aetiology 208

Symptoms 208

Clinical signs 210

Natural history 210

Initial investigations 210

Differential diagnosis 212

Echocardiographic assessment 212

Grading severity 214

Invasive assessment 214

Medical therapy 215

Surveillance 215

Indications for surgery 215

Surgical therapy 216

TS is a rare condition in the developed world—worldwide it is most commonly caused by rheumatic fever. It is usually an incidental finding and can be easily overlooked, especially if there is associated left sided valvular heart disease, e.g. MS. Rheumatic TS is usually accompanied by TR which makes assessment more complicated....

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