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Transcatheter tricuspid intervention: the new challenge of structural valve intervention

EuroIntervention 2018;13:1631-1633. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV13I14A264

Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Bichat, University Paris VII, Paris, France


Transcatheter heart valve (THV) intervention has been shown to be successful in the treatment of mitral stenosis, aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation. The interest of the medical community is now moving towards tricuspid regurgitation (TR) which is an important clinical problem despite it having been considered as “the forgotten valve” for a long time. However, when attempting to fix it we face many challenges (Figure 1).



Figure 1. Main questions in the evaluation of a patient for transcatheter tricuspid intervention. TR: tricuspid regurgitation

Pathophysiology

Understanding the pathophysiology of TR is an essential step where there are still ...

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