Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve Pathology

  • Gregory A. FishbeinEmail author
  • Michael C. Fishbein
Structural Heart Disease (RJ Siegel and NC Wunderlich, Section Editors)
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  1. Topical Collection on Structural Heart Disease


Purpose of Review

This review describes the normal structure and pathologic changes that affect the right-sided cardiac valves and chambers.

Recent Findings

The anatomy and pathology described have been known for many years. Knowledge of these findings has gained relevance. The pattern of endocarditis is changing. New diagnostic techniques have allowed better characterization of lesions responsible for cardiac dysfunction. Novel, less invasive interventions have made recognition of abnormalities more clinically relevant.


There are many different pathologic entities that can affect the right-sided cardiac valves. These are discussed in this review.


Tricuspid valve Pulmonic valve Carcinoid valve disease Regurgitation Stenosis Intravenous drug use Endocarditis Congenital heart disease 


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Conflict of Interest

Gregory A. Fishbein and Michael C. Fishbein declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

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