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Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2017;70:856-66 - Vol. 70 Num.10 DOI: 10.1016/j.rec.2017.05.010

Percutaneous Treatment of the Tricuspid Valve Disease: New Hope for the “Forgotten” Valve

Francisco Campelo-Parada a,, Olivier Lairez a, Didier Carrié a

a Department of Cardiology, Rangueil University Hospital, CHU Toulouse, Toulouse, France


Tricuspid valve disease. Transcatheter. Percutaneous. Tricuspid regurgitation.


Tricuspid valve disease is a frequent condition but is currently undertreated. A limited number of patients undergo an isolated surgical tricuspid repair, and this intervention is associated with poor outcomes, especially in patients with previous cardiac surgery. Most patients are only medically treated, despite the impact of severe tricuspid regurgitation on functional status and long-term survival. Transcatheter therapies represent a promising alternative for patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation and high surgical risk. In the last few years, several percutaneous alternatives have been developed for the treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation. Imaging techniques play an indispensable role in patient selection, procedural guidance and follow-up. The current available transcatheter options for native tricuspid valve disease can be divided into 3 main groups: heterotopic caval valve implantation, annuloplasty devices, and coaptation devices. In patients with previous tricuspid valve surgery, transcatheter valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring procedures have been reported. This review provides a detailed analysis of the novel transcatheter alternatives for the treatment of tricuspid valve disease that have already been successfully implanted in humans, as well as the most important aspects of tricuspid valve anatomy and imaging assessment.


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