This multicenter study evaluated the efficacy of medical therapy plus transcatheter valve repair (MitraClip) to medical therapy alone for heart failure accompanied by secondary moderate to severe mitral regurgitation. The device group experienced significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower mortality at 24 months follow-up.
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September 25, 2018
September 19, 2018
A New York Times journalist travels with Team Heart, a nonprofit organization providing humanitarian heart surgery for rheumatic disease in Rwanda. In addition to highlighting the overwhelming need, her perspective illuminates some harsh realities of these efforts in resource-poor countries.
August 6, 2018
This video presents a rare Gerbode defect secondary to aortic and tricuspid valve endocarditis, along with its surgical management using sliding tricuspid valve annuloplasty.
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July 27, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
May 22, 2018
A 77-year-old woman underwent triple valve repair using three remodeling annuloplasty rings for moderate-to-severe insufficiency of her aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves.
April 20, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting, Octavio Alfieri, David Adams, Vinay Bapat, Michael Borger, and Randy Martin discuss the current state and future of treatment for mitral and tricuspid valve disease.
April 17, 2018
This video shows a right minithoracotomy for a complex mitral and tricuspid repair.
December 31, 2017
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."
August 18, 2017
Patient Care Several private hospitals in Kolkata, India, have applied for licenses to perform heart and lung transplants in a region underserved for transplant of these organs.
June 20, 2017
David and colleagues investigate tricuspid regurgitation (TR) before and after mitral valve (MV) repair in a retrospective analysis of over 1000 patients. TR was present prior to surgery in 11.8% of cases and new postoperative TR was not common. The authors suggest that their findings support repairing the MV before TR develops.