The other side of the coin in primary tricuspid valve disease: The incremental value of 3D echocardiography [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(4): 309-312 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.16860

The other side of the coin in primary tricuspid valve disease: The incremental value of 3D echocardiography

Münevver Sarı1, Gökhan Kahveci1, Duhan Fatih Bayrak2, Abdulkadir Uslu1, Selçuk Pala1
1Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Primary tricuspid valve regurgitation may be encountered in daily practice as a result of multiple etiologies. Described herein are the cases of 2 patients with severe primary tricuspid regurgitation. The underlying mechanism was posterior leaflet prolapse due to spontaneous chordae rupture in 1 case, and iatrogenic posterior leaflet tissue loss during removal of a permanent pacemaker in the other. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, which permit assessment of the tricuspid valve with multilevel imaging, are the techniques of choice for accurate detection and understanding of the etiology, the severity of valve regurgitation, and the determination of treatment options, in addition to providing assistance with timing and guidance during intervention. Three-dimensional echocardiography offers the ability to visualize the entire tricuspid valve and to identify which leaflets are affected by the pathology.

Keywords: Primary tricuspid valve regurgitation, three-dimensional echocardiography.

How to cite this article
Münevver Sarı, Gökhan Kahveci, Duhan Fatih Bayrak, Abdulkadir Uslu, Selçuk Pala. The other side of the coin in primary tricuspid valve disease: The incremental value of 3D echocardiography. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(4): 309-312

Corresponding Author: Münevver Sarı, Türkiye
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