Year : 2015
: 18 | Issue : 4 | Page
Video commentary on trans-esophageal echocardiography of tricuspid valve
Sameer Taneja, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Poonam Malhotra
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CNC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
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Date of Web Publication 1-Oct-2015
How to cite this article: Taneja S, Singh SP, Malhotra P. Video commentary on trans-esophageal echocardiography of tricuspid valve. Ann Card Anaesth 2015;18:613-5
How to cite this URL: Taneja S, Singh SP, Malhotra P. Video commentary on trans-esophageal echocardiography of tricuspid valve. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 26];18:613-5. Available from: https://www.annals.in/text.asp?2015/18/4/613/166489
Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography Views for Tricuspid Valve Imaging
Tricuspid regurgitation Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can also be observed in a variety of diseases producing pulmonary hypertension and/or right ventricular (RV) dysfunction [Figure 5] The most important characteristics of functional TR are its variability in a given patient. Two-dimensional findings of tricuspid regurgitation [Figure 6]. Two dimensional echocardiography Leaflets: Thickened, prolapse, flail, non coapting. Annulus: Tricuspid annulus [Figure 8] dilated when >36 mm septolateral dimension (4C view) or 2.1 cm/m 2 Color Doppler: Turbulent retrograde flow, mosaic or red; vena contracta [Figure 7], proximal isovelocity surface area radius
Figure 7: Measurement of vena contracta on color Doppler in RV inflow-outflow view Click here to view Pulsed-wave: Increased E wave velocity >1 m/s, hepatic vein flow reversal View to measure RV systolic pressure is RV inflow - outflow view and pulmonary artery systolic pressure in not an index for TR severity [Figure 9].
Figure 9: Measurement of Pulmonary artery systolic pressure in RV inflow outflow view Click here to view
Tricuspid stenosis Two-dimensional findings Thickened leaflets, decreased mobility, tethered tips, right atrial enlarged, dilated inferior vena cava [Figure 10]. Color Doppler - turbulent flow Continuous wave Doppler - peak E velocity >1 m/s. Grading of tricuspid stenosis Mean gradient < 2mm Hg - Mild stenosis Mean gradient 2-6mm Hg - Moderate stenosis Mean gradient >6 mm Hg - Severe stenosis. Tricuspid stenosis on three-dimensional trans-esophageal echocardiography [Figure 11].
Correspondence Address: Dr. Sarvesh Pal Singh Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CNC, AIIMS, New Delhi India Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.166489
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