Current Readings: Status of Tricuspid Valve Repair

Talal Al-Atassi, Hadi Toeg, Vincent Chan, Marc Ruel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The surgical management of mitral and aortic valvular heart disease has changed significantly over the last decade. Meanwhile, tricuspid valve (TV) surgery has remained less commonly performed than left-sided valve surgeries, and there is a relative paucity of reports in the literature. There are ongoing controversies as to the optimal surgical management of TV disease, including repair versus replacement, the type of prosthesis preferred, optimal repair techniques, appropriate management of functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) with concomitant left heart valve surgery, and others. In this article, we review what we believe are five important and contemporary papers that cover important aspects of TV surgery and provide recommendations for the surgical management of TV disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 4 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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