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Rupture of a papillary muscle of the tricuspid valve. Echocardiographic diagnosis.
  1. R M Donaldson,
  2. M Ballester,
  3. A F Rickards


    Abnormal tricuspid valve structure and motion resulting from the rupture of a right ventricular papillary muscle were visualised by two dimensional echocardiography. These findings were confirmed at operation. Two dimensional echocardiography appears to be a satisfactory method for evaluating patients with tricuspid regurgitation of sudden onset with a view to surgery.

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