Tricuspid Valve Replacement Through Right Thoracotomy has Better Outcomes in Redo Cases

Hanedan M. O., Cicekcioglu F., Aksoyek A., Diken A. I., Unal E. U., Parlar A. İ., ...More

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION, vol.26, no.1, pp.88-93, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.05.118
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-93
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Background The tricuspid valve is usually ignored and tricuspid interventions are mostly done in the context of other planned cardiac surgery. Isolated tricuspid reoperative procedure, especially tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) is very rare and carries a very high mortality rate. In this prospective study, clinical results of isolated TVR either through a median re-sternotomy or an antero-lateral thoracotomy with conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have been evaluated.