Pulmonary Artery Catheterization: The Right Heart Should not be Left Out—A Case Report
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Tricuspid valve stenosis in the setting of endocarditis is associated with a high morbidity. Diagnostic approaches incorporate a high clinical index of suspicion, echocardiographic evidence, and inferences about hemodynamic data derived from pulmonary artery catheterization. As demonstrated by the case presented herein, inadequate initial evaluation of right-sided pressures delayed the diagnosis and treatment of prosthetic tricuspid valve stenosis.
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