Assessment of the tricuspid valve using cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Yang Zhan, Dipan Shah

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Purpose of reviewThe rapid search for suitable tricuspid transcatheter devices has ignited renewed enthusiasm in accurate characterization of tricuspid valve disease. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), traditionally used as the gold standard in assessment for right ventricular size and function, has recently seen its use expanded to assess both the structure and function of the tricuspid apparatus. This review will highlight the role of CMR in tricuspid valve disease and compare it with other commonly used imaging modalities.Recent findingsDynamic anatomical assessment of the tricuspid apparatus, in combination with accurate leaflet identification, is possible with CMR. Tricuspid regurgitation volume and fraction are derived through an indirect volumetric method, and therefore, able to overcome many traditional hurdles involved with valve regurgitation quantitation. Adverse right heart prognostic factors in tricuspid valve disease, such as right heart volumes, function, and tissue characterization, are optimally assessed using CMR.SummaryCardiovascular magnetic resonance is a powerful modality that should be harnessed in order to obtain a multifaceted assessment of tricuspid valve structure, function, and the effects of valve disease on right heart remodeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-512
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021


  • cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • tissue characterization
  • tricuspid annulus
  • tricuspid regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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