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- Positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging
- tricuspid valve disease
- cardiac imaging and diagnostics
A woman in her 60s was referred for a routine echocardiogram after identification of a systolic murmur by her general practitioner. She was asymptomatic and clinical examination revealed only mild ankle oedema. Medical history included treated hypertension, a right nephrectomy and adrenalectomy 2 years previously for a benign cystic lesion and a 5 cm ovarian cyst under gynaecology surveillance. She had also recently been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by gastroenterology.
Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated thickening of the tricuspid valve with severe regurgitation and a pulmonary artery systolic pressure of 55 mm Hg (figure 1). There was also mild to moderate mitral regurgitation and mild left ventricular dysfunction, …
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