Surgical Treatment of Tricuspid Stenosis
In patients suffering with chronic valvular disease who are diagnosed as having mitral stenosis, there are found a few who have an associated tricuspid stenosis. The diagnosis of this combination of lesions is difficult. The unique opportunity to study the hemodynamics of "pure" tricuspid stenosis was presented when a patient, originally diagnosed as mitral stenosis, had in fact both lesions, and was treated by mitral commissurotomy. Subsequently tricuspid stenosis was suspected clinically and was demonstrated by serial catheterization studies. Tricuspid commissurotomy was performed four years after mitral commissurotomy.
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