Isolated Tricuspid Valve Repair for Libman-Sacks Endocarditis


Gür A. K. , Odabasi D., Kunt A. G. , Kunt A. S.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.31, no.6, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/echo.12558
  • Journal Name: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Cardiac involvement is a well-known complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which can involve most cardiac components, including pericardium, conduction system, myocardium, heart valves, and coronary arteries. Libman-Sacks (verrucous) endocarditis is the characteristic cardiac valvular manifestation. Although isolated tricuspid valve involvement is quite rare, we report a patient with SLE who had tricuspid stenosis caused by Libman-Sacks endocarditis. The patient underwent successful commisurotomy and Kay annuloplasty on the tricuspid valve under cardiopulmonary bypass.