Tricuspid Valve Replacement for Cardiogenic Shock After Acute Right Ventricular Infarction

K. S. Korr, H. Levinson, E. W. Bough, M. Gheorghiade, J. Stone, T. McEnany, R. S. Shulman

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1958-1960
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume244
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 24 1980

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  • Medicine(all)

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