JANET DICKENS, M.D.; GEORGE T. RABER, B.S.; HARRY GOLDBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dynamically significant pulmonary regurgitation of organic origin has been infrequently observed. Renewed interest in the antemortem diagnosis has been shown by several recent reports in the literature. The diagnosis was suggested from the clinical findings and/or right heart catheterization data in five such cases.1-5 In only one of these patients,3 however, were autopsy data available demonstrating an associated abnormal valve. In two cases1, 2 the clinical diagnoses were gonococcal endocarditis and tetralogy of Fallot; in the two remaining cases the underlying etiology of the pulmonary insufficiency remained unknown.
The case to be reported is of interest since complete data were
DICKENS J, RABER GT, GOLDBERG H. DYNAMIC PULMONARY REGURGITATION ASSOCIATED WITH A BICUSPID VALVE1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:851–859. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-4-851
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(4):851-859.
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