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The Authors’ reply Dr Lentini raised the issue of rheumatic involvement of tricuspid valve (TV) in patients undergoing surgery for rheumatic mitral valve (MV) disease regarding our recently published paper.1 Although tricuspid regurgitation (TR) associated with MV disease is most likely ‘functional’ in nature, organic involvement of TV in rheumatic MV disease is reported as common, and its detection rate is affected by several factors, including the sensitivity of detection methods.2 Reviewing …
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