Transcatheter treatment of severe tricuspid regurgitation

Tanush Gupta, Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, Sachin S. Goel

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe tricuspid regurgitation is a commonly prevalent valvular heart disease that is an independent adverse prognostic marker. However, the majority of patients with tricuspid regurgitation are managed medically; isolated tricuspid valve surgery is rarely performed, partly owing to high associated in-hospital mortality. Therefore, several transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions (TTVIs) that have been developed over the last few years to address this unmet clinical need. RECENT FINDINGS: The early experience with TTVI has shown that most devices can be safely implanted with excellent rates of technical success and acceptable safety outcomes. Most TTVI recipients have significant improvement in tricuspid regurgitation severity, functional class, and quality of life. Recent retrospective data also suggest mortality benefit of TTVI compared with medical management. There are several issues that need to be addressed prior to widespread adoption of TTVI, including more effective tricuspid regurgitation reduction and need for longer term efficacy data. SUMMARY: TTVI has emerged as an attractive treatment option for management of high-risk patients with tricuspid regurgitation. In this review, we will discuss the anatomical considerations specific to tricuspid valve, patient selection, preprocedure planning, and summarize the current evidence and future perspectives on TTVI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-537
Number of pages13
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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