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Latest Tricuspid insufficiency Stories

2012-01-18 19:46:55

An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer moderate to severe leakage through their tricuspid valves, which are complex structures that allow blood to flow from the heart's upper right chamber to the ventricle. If left untreated, severe leakage can affect an individual's quality of life and can even lead to death. A new study finds that the anatomy of the heart's tricuspid valve can be used to predict the severity of leakage in the valve, which is a condition called tricuspid regurgitation....

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2011-08-09 09:28:50

A new study into the causes of leakage in one of the heart's most complex valve structures could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of the condition. An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer moderate to severe leakage through their tricuspid valve, a complex structure that closes off the heart's right ventricle from the right atrium. Most people have at least some leakage in the valve, but what causes the problem is not well understood. A new study, published online in the journal...

2010-09-13 12:20:55

David H. Adams, MD, Marie-Jos©e and Henry R. Kravis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has performed the first implantation of the Medtronic Tri-Ad Semi-Flexible Tricuspid Annuloplasty Ring in the United States. Dr. Adams invented the ring, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The tricuspid valve lies between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart. Tricuspid valve regurgitation...