A 66-year-old man had an acute inferior wall myocardial infarction complicated by hypotension, high-grade atrioventricular block, and distended neck veins, suggesting associated right ventricular infarction. He failed to respond to volume loading, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, and pharmacologic afterload reduction. Cardiac catheterization five days after the infarction disclosed severe tricuspid regurgitation and a hemodynamic pattern resembling pericardial constriction. Emergency tricuspid valve replacement was dramatically successful.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Oct 24 1980|
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