Long-term survival in tricuspid atresia

J Am Coll Cardiol. 1987 Feb;9(2):338-40. doi: 10.1016/s0735-1097(87)80386-8.


A patient is described who, at the age of 39, was diagnosed by cardiac catheterization as having congenital tricuspid atresia. Now 57 years old, this patient has never had surgery to correct or change this abnormality. Her survival is the longest reported for a patient with tricuspid atresia without surgical intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ascites / etiology
  • Ascites / therapy
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / complications
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Tricuspid Valve / abnormalities*