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Transtricuspid gradient after percutaneous edge-to-edge tricuspid valve repair: are we looking at the right side?

EuroIntervention 2019;15:e1038-e1040. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I12A195

1. Heart Valve Clinic, University Hospital of Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

In this issue of EuroIntervention, Orban et al investigate the impact of a residual >3 mmHg tricuspid valve gradient (TVG) on the outcomes of patients treated with transcatheter edge-to-edge tricuspid valve repair (TTVR)1.

The recently reported results from the TriValve Registry showed that the clinical outcomes of transcatheter tricuspid valve intervention (TTVI) are mainly determined by procedural success and the preoperative stage of the disease (systolic pulmonary pressure and TV coaptation depth)2. The mean post-procedural gradient was not tested as a parameter affecting outcomes. In the present study, Orban et al demonstrate that few patients treated with edge-to-edge ...

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