Isolated tricuspid regurgitation: A plea for early correction

Alessandra Sala*, Roberto Lorusso, Ottavio Alfieri

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Isolated tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is gaining increasing recognition. Left untreated, isolated TR significantly worsens survival. Management of patients with severe isolated TR remains controversial and stand-alone surgery is rarely performed due to reported high in-hospital mortality. However, recent data has underlined how early referral and surgical correction result in excellent both short-and long-term results, with no in-hospital mortality, 100% 5-year survival and no further hospitalizations for right heart failure. These results should prompt a drastic change in attitude in the treatment, management and referral of patients with severe isolated TR, especially since surgery remains the only effective therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-85
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume353
Early online date4 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • DISEASE
  • DYSFUNCTION
  • Early correction
  • Early referral
  • IMPACT
  • INTERVENTION
  • Isolated tricuspid regurgitation
  • MULTICENTER
  • OUTCOMES
  • SURGERY
  • SYSTEM
  • Surgery
  • Transcatheter interventions
  • Tricuspid valve
  • VALVE REPAIR

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