1Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Malatya, Turkey
2Elazig State Hospital, Clinic of Cardiology, Elazig Turkey
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Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right ventricular dysfunction, which have been traditionally underemphasized, are known to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality, particularly in patients undergoing left-sided cardiac valvular surgery. Echocardiographic assessments are of utmost importance in terms of timely management and proper patient selection. In this review, our aim was to assess tricuspid failure as well as right ventricular functions using echocardiography.
Keywords: Echocardiography; right ventricule; tricuspid regurgitation