Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement is a catheter based minimally invasive procedure to replace the defective tricuspid valve without the need for open heart surgery.

The tricuspid valve is located between the heart’s right upper chamber (atrium) and lower chamber (ventricle). Its role is to make sure blood flows the correct way through the heart, from the right atrium down to the ventricle. The tricuspid valve has three leaflets, or flaps, that control blood flow and direction. In some people, this valve does not function correctly, and they are said to have tricuspid valve disease. The most common form of tricuspid valve disease is tricuspid stenosis, which means the valve leaflets are stiff and do not open all the way. Another form of valve disease is tricuspid regurgitation – where the leaflets that do not close all the way and blood leaks backwards across the valve instead of flowing into the ventricle.

Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement

What?

The tricuspid valve is located between the heart’s right upper chamber (atrium) and lower chamber (ventricle). Its role is to make sure blood flows the correct way through the heart, from the right atrium down to the ventricle.

How?

Going through the femoral vein the valve is placed at tricuspid position and implanted.

Whom?

For patients who develop leaky tricuspid valve, a condition known as tricuspid regurgitation. There are special valves being evaluated for this condition. This procedure is also done as a valve in valve procedure for patients who have failed previously implanted surgical valves. tricuspid valve has three leaflets, or flaps, that control blood flow and direction. In some people, this valve does not function correctly, and they are said to have tricuspid valve disease.

Who does it?

Team lead by Dr Sengottuvelu G, Apollo hospitals, Chennai. Team members include interventional cardiologists, anaesthetists, cardiac surgeons, imaging specialists and other specialists who have joined forces and created a partnership approach to provide exceptional care focused on patients. Team also includes physician assistants who work closely with patients and families from clinical evaluations to recovery.

Together, the team combines years of education, training, and experience with advanced medical techniques and sophisticated technologies in a patient-centered environment. Shared decision-making with open communication between team members, patients and their families, and referring physicians are important keys to positive patient outcomes.

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