Surgical intervention for tricuspid valve endocarditis: vegetectomy, valve excision, or valve replacement?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Illegal drug use predisposes the intravenous drug abuser to bacterial endocarditis, primarily of the tricuspid valve. The prevalence and clinical symptomatology of tricuspid valve endocarditis is reviewed, as are surgical options available to these patients. Nursing care issues that are discussed include postoperative hemodynamic monitoring, fluid resuscitation, and the psychosocial elements surrounding these patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Relf, MV

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 79

PubMed ID

  • 8433125

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5049

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-4655

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005082-199301000-00008


  • eng