Tricuspid valve injury after surgical/transcatheter procedures

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Tricuspid valve injury may be a complication of both a surgical and a transcatheter procedure. Surgical injury of the tricuspid valve is a quite uncommon complication that has been mainly associated with ventricular septal defect closure, partial or complete atrioventricular septal defect repair, and tetralogy of Fallot repair. Tricuspid valve injuries are described as a non-frequent complication of a cardiac catheterization and may occur as a result of chorda tendinea lesion during a pulmonary artery catheterization or as a consequence of ventricular septal defect device closure. The management and indication to treat these lesions remain controversial. The purpose of this chapter is to consider the possible causes of tricuspid valve injuries and how and when to treat these complications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tricuspid Valve in Congenital Heart Disease
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9788847054004, 8847053994, 9788847053991
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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