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Tricuspid valve disease

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.
June 6, 2016
This video demonstrates a tricuspid valve replacement with a mitral homograft in a child with endocarditis.
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:
March 14, 2016
This video shows a tricuspid valve replacement in a patient with severe endocarditis.
March 7, 2016
Outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement at a single institution over a 4 decade period were reviewed.  A bioprosthesis was used in 82%, and the surgical mortality was nearly 28%.  Freedom from structural deterioration was better in the mechanical valve group.  Mechanical valves were, however, associated with earlier and more severe morbidity, includi
October 15, 2015
This video demonstrates the superior transeptal approach to the left atrium in a patient requiring mitral and tricuspid valve repairs.
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
June 9, 2015
Alan Bond, a well known Australian tycoon died after redo triple valve surgery in perth.    more can be found here.   
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.

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