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Contemporary Trends in the Use and Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Tricuspid Regurgitation

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Source Name: Journal of the American Heart Association


Fahad Alqahtani, Chalak O. Berzingi, Sami Aljohani, Mohamad Hijazi, Ahmad Al‐Hallak, Mohamad Alkhouli

The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was evaluated to assess tricupsid valve surgery. Isolated and concurrent tricuspid surgery outcomes are analyzed.  The authors conclude that "surgical treatment of TR remains underused and is associated with high operative morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalizations, and considerable cost."

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