Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2017; 65(08): 601-605
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1605362
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Tricuspid Valve Repair after Previous Mitral Valve Surgery

Bettina Pfannmueller1, Martin Misfeld1, Martin Haensig1, Piroze Davierwala1, Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr1
  • 1Department of Heart Surgery, Heart Centre Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
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Publication History

10 May 2017

06 July 2017

Publication Date:
15 August 2017 (eFirst)


Tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation in patients after previous mitral valve surgery is usually a secondary failure and conditioned by a long-lasting left-sided valve failure. TV surgery in these patients represents a high-risk procedure regarding the operative strategy and perioperative management. This article will discuss the indication for TV surgery in patients with secondary TV regurgitation and previous mitral valve surgery, the choice of surgical access, as well as TV repair techniques and their postoperative results.