Isolated tricuspid valve infective endocarditis in young drug abusers


Isolated tricuspid valve infective endocarditis (TVIE) is a rare clinical condition. Thus, there is no common consensus for the treatment options for TVIE. Vege-tectomy and valvulectomy, valve repair, and valve replacement, which are controversial in regard to hemodynamic consequences in right-sided low-pressure system and long-term prognosis. We present 2 young intravenous drug users with TVIE and our surgical strategy.

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Ozkara, C. , Dogan, O. and Furat, C. (2012) Isolated tricuspid valve infective endocarditis in young drug abusers. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2, 201-203. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2012.23033.

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