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Progressive shortness of breath

    Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Paris, France
    Body Region: Cardiovascular

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • A 40-year-old woman was admitted for progressive shortness of breath.
    • Two weeks later, he was admitted for enlargement of the leg at the level of the calf.
    • Ultrasonography of the heart disclosed enlarged right cavities associated with severe tricuspid
      valve regurgitation.

    • Contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography was performed for further evaluation before
      surgery.