Tricuspid valve (TV) surgery is usually performed secondary to left-sided valve surgery.
Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is a noninfectious cause of valvular vegetations. Although NBTE is most commonly associated with malignancy, it is also seen in patients with hypercoagulable states such as burns, sepsis, and hemolytic anemias and, most important, in autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
Transcatheter device occlusion has become the first choice for secundum atrial septal defect closure in case of feasible morphology.
Right heart thrombi are uncommon, usually found with concurrent pulmonary emboli and associated with significant mortality.
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