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Surgical Treatment of Secondary Tricuspid Regurgitation: Insight Derived From Annulus Sizes and Tethering Distances

Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Hong Meng, Shi-Wei Pan, Sheng-Shou Hu, Kun-Jing Pang, Jian-Feng Hou, Hao Wang

The authors sought to risk stratify pts with secondary TR and then analyze outcomes of different treatment options for TR in conjunction with repair of left-sided valve disease.  Low risk patients did well without TR intervention, intermediate risk patients did well with De Vega annuloplasty, and high risk patients fitted with an undersized annuloplasty ring had good outcomes.

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