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Isolated acquired pulmonary valve regurgitation. Report of long-term follow-up.
  1. A M Faruqui,
  2. M E Silverman


    A patient is reported with isolated pulmonary valvular regurgitation acquired probably as a result of endocarditis at age 22 years. The patents remained essentially asymptomatic with physical findings compatible with haemodynamically significant pulmonary regurgitation until death at age 85 years. A necropsy confirmed the presence of isolated severe pulmonary valvular destruction. This long-term follow-up lends further support to the concept that significant volume overload of the right ventricle from pulmonary regurgitation is well tolerated and usually does not require surgical intervention.

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