Cleft on tricuspid anterior leaflet

Naotaka Motoyoshi, Motohisa Tofukuji, Masahiro Sakurai, Mikio Ohmi, Koichi Tabayashi

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    We report a case of isolated congenital tricuspid regurgitation caused by a cleft in the anterior tricuspid leaflet associated with a patent foramen ovale. Preoperative echocardiography revealed severe tricuspid regurgitation resulting from anterior tricuspid leaflet prolapse. The patient underwent successful tricuspid valve repair with simple cleft suture and annuloplasty and direct closure of the patent foramen ovale.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1350-1351
    Number of pages2
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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