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Tricuspid valve repair leads to better outcomes in left-sided valve surgery

Repairing the tricuspid valve during left-sided valve surgery reduces the risk of tricuspid regurgitation and cardiac-related mortality,

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Tricuspid valve repair leads to better outcomes in left-sided valve surgery

June 2, 2017

Repairing the tricuspid valve during left-sided valve surgery reduces the risk of tricuspid regurgitation and cardiac-related mortality, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cardiology on 5 May 2017.

Azeem Latib, at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy and colleagues analysed meta-data from over 2000 patients who underwent left-sided mitral valve surgery. They found that repairing the tricuspid valve during left-sided valve surgery resulted in 62% lower odds of cardiac-related mortality (p <0.001) and 81% lower odds of more-than-moderate tricuspid regurgitation compared with not repairing the tricuspid valve.

Tricuspid valve repair was also associated with a significant reduction in progression of tricuspid regurgitation.

Original article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.05.014