• Carlos Cotrim Heart Center do Hospital da Cruz Vermelha Lisboa, Portugal
  • Francisco Costa Departamento de Cardiologia da GNR e Hospital de Santa Cruz Lisboa, Portugal
  • Luis Baquero Heart Center do Hospital da Cruz Vermelha Lisboa, Portugal



Exercise echocardiography is used mainly in the study of patients with coronary artery disease, however the technique is increasingly used in the study of other pathologies. We present the first case of use of exercise stress echocardiography for clinical decision in one patient with biological prostheses in tricuspid position. The clinical exam, the echocardiogram, the cardiac MRI, the NT proBNP were normal and the patient has been considered to have no indication for surgery. The patient was only presented and accepted for surgery after the results of exercise stress echocardiography.


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Cotrim C, Costa F, Baquero L. TRICUSPID PROSTHESIS MALFUNCTION UNMASKED BY EXERCISE STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 17 [cited 2024 May 22];27(3):215-6. Available from:



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