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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.