Tricuspid valve chordal rupture after a motorbike accident

Karaca O., Demir G., Özyüksel A., Akçevin A.

Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi, vol.44, no.4, pp.329-331, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2015.76573
  • Journal Name: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-331
  • Keywords: Blunt trauma, tricuspid valve, valve repair, wounds and injuries
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Cardiac valve injury, a condition that can follow blunt thoracic trauma, has a wide range of clinical presentations, depending on the structures involved. Post-traumatic tricuspid regurgitation is relatively rare, caused by increase in intrathoracic pressure when the tricuspid valve leaflets close, leading to rupture of the chordae tendineae. A case of severe tricuspid regurgitation due to chordal rupture presenting with atrial flutter following a motorbike accident is described in the present report.