Unsolved questions in prophylactic tricuspid valve repair and the
possible role of transcatheter tricuspid intervention
AbstractTricuspid regurgitation progression after left-sided surgery and its
correlation with worse postoperative and long-term outcomes is a highly
debated topic. Some studies support prophylactic tricuspid repair based
on annulus dimension rather than on tricuspid regurgitation severity
only, while others are in favor of more conservative management.
Furthermore, the advent of percutaneous tricuspid valve intervention and
its promising short-term outcomes has introduced a new factor to be
taken into account on the tricuspid intervention decision-making
process. We present a review on prophylactic tricuspid valve
intervention, covering currently available data, as well as the role of
transcatheter tricuspid valve intervention in this equation.