Impact of tricuspid regurgitation on survival in patients with chronic heart failure: unexpected findings of a long-term observational study.

@article{Neuhold2013ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of tricuspid regurgitation on survival in patients with chronic heart failure: unexpected findings of a long-term observational study.},
  author={Stephanie Neuhold and Martin Huelsmann and Elisabeth Pernicka and Alexandra Graf and Diana Bonderman and Christopher Adlbrecht and Thomas Binder and Gerald Maurer and R. Pacher and Julia Mascherbauer},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={844-52}
}
AIMS Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) but its prognostic impact is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 576 consecutive patients with CHF were prospectively included. The impact of moderate and severe (significant) TR on the combined endpoint death/heart transplantation/left ventricular-assist device implantation was assessed. Patients were followed for 5.8 ± 4.2 (maximum 14.4) years. Kaplan-Meier analysis showed a worse outcome of… CONTINUE READING
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