Lutembacher Syndrome: Dilemma of Doing a Tricuspid Annuloplasty

  title={Lutembacher Syndrome: Dilemma of Doing a Tricuspid Annuloplasty},
  author={AV Varsha and Gladdy George and Raj Sahajanandan},
  booktitle={Annals of cardiac anaesthesia},
We discuss the case of a 24-year-old woman with Lutembacher syndrome and severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) who underwent surgical closure of atrial septal defect and mitral valve replacement without tricuspid annuloplasty despite a severe TR and a large tricuspid annulus on preoperative echo. The pathophysiology of Lutembacher syndrome is discussed below. The utility of perioperative echocardiography in assessing the annular diameter, tenting area and coaptation depth and thus providing… CONTINUE READING