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      Atrial Fibrillation: A Delayed Presentation of Traumatic Tricuspid Valve Incompetence

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          Isolated tricuspid valve incompetence resulting from blunt thoracic injury is rare. The diagnosis may be challenging. Subsequent clinical course may be variable. Early surgical intervention rather than medical therapy has been suggested in selected cases. We report a case of blunt chest trauma causing delayed chronic tricuspid regurgitation manifesting primarily as atrial fibrillation many years after the initial blunt chest trauma. Replacement of tricuspid valve restored normal sinus rhythm.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1998
          May 1998
          29 October 2008
          : 89
          : 4
          : 303-305
          Affiliations
          Divisions of a Cardiology and b Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Louisville, Ky., USA
          Article
          6803 Cardiology 1998;89:303–305
          10.1159/000006803
          9643279
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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