Thorac cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698392
Short Communication
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Off-Pump Tricuspid Annuloplasty through a Direct Transatrial Approach: Early Results

1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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Guenther Laufer
1  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
,
Jude Sauer
2  Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester, New York, United States
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Publication History

10 May 2019

15 August 2019

Publication Date:
04 November 2019 (online)

Abstract

Severe tricuspid regurgitation constitutes a growing disease burden. Conventional surgery for tricuspid valve disease has an increased risk while several interventional procedures are currently under clinical investigation, yet do not offer comprehensive solutions. We investigated a novel surgical approach for off-pump beating-heart tricuspid annuloplasty in circulating blood through a single port in the right atrium. Early feasibility results in preclinical porcine in vivo studies encourage further development of this approach, combining the proven concept of surgical annuloplasty with the benefits of minimally invasive off-pump procedures in a hybrid setting.

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Presented at ANZSCTS Annual-Meeting 2018 (Noosa, Queensland, Australia).