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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hlc.2016.05.118
  • Title of Journal : HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-93

Abstract

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.