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      Transvenous Pacemaker Leads Do Not Worsen Tricuspid Regurgitation: A Prospective Echocardiographic Study

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          Limited prospective data are available regarding the influence of pacemaker leads on tricuspid valve function. To examine the true incidence of these complications, 35 patients were prospectively examined by two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography before and after implantation of either a permanent pacemaker or an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. Of the 35 patients imaged preoperatively, the amount of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) was judged as normal or trivial in 15 (43%), mild in 10 (29%), moderate in 8 (23%), and severe in 2 (6%). Following electrode implantation, TR was noted to be normal or trivial in 13 (38%), mild in 15 (48%), moderate in 6 (17%) and severe in 1 (3%). We conclude that implantation of permanent right ventricular electrodes is not usually associated with an acute worsening of tricuspid regurgitation in most patients.

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          Perforation of the tricuspid valve by a transvenous pacemaker

           L. Gould (1974)
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            Journal
            CRD
            Cardiology
            10.1159/issn.0008-6312
            Cardiology
            S. Karger AG
            0008-6312
            1421-9751
            2000
            June 2000
            04 July 2000
            : 93
            : 1-2
            : 74-77
            Affiliations
            Division of Cardiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
            Article
            7005 Cardiology 2000;93:74–77
            10.1159/000007005
            10894910
            © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Figures: 2, Tables: 1, References: 11, Pages: 4
            Categories
            Arrhythmias, Electrophysiology and Electrocardiography

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