Tricuspid valve problems, especially regurgitation, in adults with congenital heart disease can be associated with different anatomical or functional mechanisms. One of the most frequent is functional regurgitation related to right ventricular dilation or dysfunction. Chronic left-to-right shunt in adult patients with atrial septal defect or long-standing pulmonary valve regurgitation following previous repair of tetralogy of Fallot causes chronic right ventricular overloading and progressive ventricular dilation and dysfunction that may compromise tricuspid valve function. Functional tricuspid valve regurgitation is an emerging but still underestimated problem in these patients.
|Title of host publication||The Tricuspid Valve in Congenital Heart Disease|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Print)||9788847054004, 8847053994, 9788847053991|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2014|
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