The tricuspid valve in adults with congenital heart disease

Alessandro Giamberti, Rashad Mahmudov, Carmelo Dominici, Alessandro Frigiola

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tricuspid Valve in Congenital Heart Disease
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788847054004, 8847053994, 9788847053991
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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