Eight-year outcomes of tricuspid annuloplasty using autologous pericardial strip for functional tricuspid regurgitation.

@article{Chang2008EightyearOO,
  title={Eight-year outcomes of tricuspid annuloplasty using autologous pericardial strip for functional tricuspid regurgitation.},
  author={B C Chang and Suk-Won Song and Sak Lee and Kyung-jong Yoo and M. Kang and Namsik Chung},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={1485-92; discussion 1493}
}
BACKGROUND Although several techniques of tricuspid annuloplasty have been used to treat tricuspid regurgitation (TR), TR can persist or recur with redilatation of the annulus or disease progression. We compared the long-term results of newly developed tricuspid annuloplasty procedure using autologous pericardial strip with that of conventional suture annuloplasty. METHODS From January 1997 to April 2006, 334 patients (mean age, 52.7 years) underwent tricuspid annuloplasty for functional TR… CONTINUE READING
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