[ClickPress, Mon Jun 03 2019] The tricuspid valve
regulates the blood flow through the heart.
"These data are extremely encouraging, and I am excited about the potential of transcatheter tricuspid valve
repair as a minimally invasive treatment option for these very ill patients who have no other options."
The procedure of separating the septal leaflet of tricuspid valve
from the annulus, aiming to see the VSD better was first described by Hudspeth et al.
Transatrial and transventricular surgery was used for visualization of the VSD which was usually adequately seen through the tricuspid valve
and was easier after division and resection of the obstructing muscle bundles.
Hot on the trail of aortic valve percutaneous intervention, recent percutaneous mitral and tricuspid valve
intervention has yielded significant positive outcomes while filling a void in the field of heart surgery.
Ebstein anomaly (EA) is a rare cardiac congenital abnormality characterized by downward displacement of the posterior and septal leaflets of the tricuspid valve
which results in atrialization of the right ventricle, enlargement of the right atrium and tricuspid regurgitation.
The most commonly involved valve was the tricuspid valve
(TV) (60.1%), followed by the mitral valve (17.2%) and the aortic valve (AV) (2.9%) (Fig.
The tumour was intermittently obstructing the tricuspid valve
[one of the main valves in the heart that regulates the flow of blood], which is why he was experiencing giddiness intermittently."
It is characterized by dysplastic abnormalities of tricuspid valve
which involves both basal and free attachments of the tricuspid valve
leaflets, with downward displacement and elongation of the septal and anterior cusp (2) resulting in tricuspid regurgitation (3), the proximal part of the right ventricle is "atrialised", becoming thin walled and poorly contractile, along with an enlarged right atrium (4).
The heart was 10 x 12 x 7 cm; the ventricles were in diastolic position, left ventricle wall 21 mm, right ventricle 4 mm thick, myocardium on cross-section was brown, with a white hard elastic focal lesion of 10 mm in diameter in the middle of the anterior wall of the left ventricle; circumference of the tricuspid valve
was 13 cm, mitral valve 10 cm, pulmonary valve 8 cm, aortic valve 7 cm; the valves were anatomically correct, leaflets were elastic, without thickening.
A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed a multilobed lesion on the superior and septal leaflets of the tricuspid valve
, with lesion dimension approximating 3 cm on the superior cusp.