Tricuspid Valve Repair
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute's surgeons are highly skilled in the surgical repair of the tricuspid valve. In the past, surgery to correct tricuspid valve disease was rarely performed, but with improved technologies and skillful surgeons, tricuspid valve repair is becoming more commonplace. This repair may be recommended for primary tricuspid disease to treat valvular leakage (regurgitation), or as a combined procedure with other heart surgery such as coronary artery bypass surgery or heart valve surgery.
A surgical technique using a device called an annuloplasty ring was developed by Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, chief of Cardiia Surgery here at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. This technique is now the preferred method for surgical tricuspid valve repair. The anatomically-correct three-dimensional (3D) ring flexibly conforms to the heart valve opening and does not cause strain on the sutures sewn around the ring to make the valve opening smaller. This allows the valve to open and close properly.
Advantages to tricuspid valve repair using the ring technique:
Valve Repair Surgery may be done in one of two ways:
A Second Chance to Listen and Learn
Did you miss our webinar on "Advances in Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Surgery Plus: Atrial Fibrillation" featuring Drs. Bonow and McCarthy? The webinar is now available to view via video and eBook!
For information regarding tricuspid valve disease and the treatments available, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-NM-HEART (664-3278) or request a first time appointment online.