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Acute tricuspid valve obstruction following the use of tricuspid ball valve prosthesis
  1. H. A. Samaan,
  2. R. Murali
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh


    A case is presented in which the mitral and tricuspid valves were replaced by a ball-valve prosthesis. The patient was admitted as an emergency 18 months later with the clinical picture of acute venous inflow obstruction to the heart due to tricuspid ball-valve prosthesis obstruction. Successful replacement under emergency open heart surgery, using assisted circulation, is described.

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