Undersized tricuspid annuloplasty rings optimally treat functional tricuspid regurgitation.

  title={Undersized tricuspid annuloplasty rings optimally treat functional tricuspid regurgitation.},
  author={M. H. Ghoreishi and J. J. Mason Brown and Craig E Stauffer and Cindi A Young and M Justin Byron and Bartley P. Griffith and James S. Gammie},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={89-95; discussion 96}
BACKGROUND In contrast to mitral valve repair, residual and recurrent regurgitation after tricuspid valve (TV) repair for functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common. We have systematically used undersized, rigid 3-dimensional annuloplasty rings to treat functional TR. METHODS From March 2006 to October 2009, 101 consecutive patients with moderate or greater functional TR underwent TV repair with an undersized rigid 3-dimensional annuloplasty ring. All patients had a predischarge… CONTINUE READING
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