Tricuspid and pulmonary valve replacements

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


History of carcinoid syndrome with cardiac sequelae.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Median sternotomy. Pulmonary and tricuspid valve replacements. Heart size normal. Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

Pulmonary and tricuspid prosthetic heart valve(s) are uncommon. The right sided heart valves are less frequently replaced than the left sided mitral and aortic valves. It is even more uncommon for both right sided valves to be replaced. This can occur in patients with carcinoid syndrome with cardiac sequelae.

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Case information

rID: 30714
Published: 30th Aug 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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