What to expect after tricuspid valve replacement? Long-term results.

  title={What to expect after tricuspid valve replacement? Long-term results.},
  author={Zafer H Iscan and Kerem M Vural and Ilknur Bahar and Levent Mavioğlu and Ahmet Gokhan Saritas},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={32 2},
OBJECTIVE Current knowledge in long-term results of tricuspid valve replacement is limited. Present study reviews our experience from a consecutive series. METHODS Forty-two patients (16 male, 26 female; mean age: 33+/-15) underwent tricuspid valve replacement between March 1987 and December 2004. The etiology was rheumatic in 64%, Ebstein's anomaly in 31%, and endocarditis in 5%. Nineteen patients were in New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III functional capacity (45%), and 13 in class… CONTINUE READING


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