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August 18, 2017
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.
June 12, 2017
Ejiofor, et al. present a retrospective analysis of the mid- and long-term outcomes following isolated tricuspid valve (TV) surgery in 57 adult patients, with overall operative mortality of 8.6% and similar mid-term outcomes for TV repair versus replacement.
March 21, 2016
This French group retrospectively compared their experience with tricuspid valve replacements (n=188) using either tissue (82%) or mechanical (18%) valves during a >30-year period. Findings from the study included:
Surgical Treatment of Secondary Tricuspid Regurgitation: Insight Derived From Annulus Sizes and Tethering Distances
October 8, 2015
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 annulopla
Impact of Tricuspid Valve Surgery at the Time of Left Ventricular Assist Device Insertion on Postoperative Outcomes
January 17, 2015
The authors perform a meta-analysis of the limited studies available on the utility of tricuspid valve surgery in patients with significant TR at the time of LVAD implantation. No RCTs are available on this issue; however, six observational studies were analyzed by the group.