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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Concomitant repair of moderate tricuspid regurge in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery

1 Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
2 General Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt
3 Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Dammietta Cardiology and Gastroenterology Center, Dammietta, Egypt

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DOI: 10.4103/1110-2098.155935

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Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical results in patients with moderate tricuspid regurge undergoing mitral valve surgery either with or without concomitant tricuspid repair 6 months after surgery. Background Moderate tricuspid regurge has a variable natural history, as it may regress after mitral valve surgery without tricuspid repair, or may progress; hence, the decision to repair moderate tricuspid regurge in concomitant tricuspid repair with mitral valve surgery remains controversial. Patients and methods This study was conducted from January 2010 to June 2013. A total of 50 patients underwent mitral valve replacement for the first time with concomitant moderate tricuspid valve regurge. They were divided into two groups: group A (26 patients) who underwent mitral valve replacement alone, and group B (24 patients) who underwent mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve repair using De Vega annuloplasty technique. Results The result showed that the tricuspid regurgitation improved postoperatively, irrespective of whether the repair was performed or not. However, statistical differences between group A and group B were significant. Conclusion Concomitant tricuspid valve repair with mitral valve surgery offered better early postoperative tricuspid valve function in patients with moderate tricuspid regurge, who underwent mitral valve surgery for chronic mitral valve disease.

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