Surgical Management of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation

  • Peter Sze Yuen Yu
  • Malcolm John UnderwoodEmail author


Functional tricuspid regurgitation remains a dilemma in patients presenting with left sided valvular disease. The decision for intervening is not clear cut in patients with mild/moderate regurgitation and in patients with severe regurgitation, placement of an annuloplasty ring may not be sufficient for a durable result due to leaflet tethering. There is no doubt that there is a trend for earlier intervention in patients with a dilated tricuspid annulus but minimal regurgitation but longer term follow up is required to assess the impact of this on long term outcomes.


Functional tricuspid regurgitation Annuloplasty Leaflet techniques Tricuspid valve replacement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of SurgeryThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales HospitalHong Kong SARChina

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