Predictive value of prominent right atrial V waves in assessing the presence and severity of tricuspid regurgitation

William R. Pitts, Richard A. Lange, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, L. David Hillis

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Abstract

Neither 'prominent' right atrial V waves nor an elevated mean right atrial pressure reliably predicts the presence of moderate or severe tricuspid regurgitation. On the other hand, the absence of prominent right atrial V waves and an elevated mean right atrial pressure are relatively specific for the absence of moderate or severe tricuspid regurgitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-618
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 1999

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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