Specific Anatomic Considerations for Tricuspid Interventions

  • Ryan P. LauEmail author
  • Gregory A. Fishbein
  • Michael C. Fishbein
Structural Heart Disease (RJ Siegel and NC Wunderlich, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Structural Heart Disease


Purpose of Review

This review discusses the normal anatomy and pathology of the tricuspid valve (TV) and right side of the heart. Emphasis is on those anatomic and pathologic features relevant to interventions intended to restore normal function to the TV in disease states.

Recent Findings

TV pathology is less common than aortic and mitral valve pathology, and treatment and outcomes for interventions face considerable hurdles. New innovations and early data showing safety and efficacy in transcatheter interventions have transformed TV interventions into the next frontier in cardiac valve disease treatment. Certain features of the TV and right heart have presented themselves as potential targets, as well as impediments, for TV intervention.


The causes of TV pathology and the anatomy of the TV and right heart bring unique challenges to intervention. Approaches to intervention will continue to progress and change the way we view and treat TV pathology.


Tricuspid regurgitation Tricuspid interventions Tricuspid valve anatomy Tricuspid valve surgery Tricuspid stenosis Transcatheter intervention 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Ryan P. Lau, Gregory A. Fishbein, and Michael C. Fishbein declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan P. Lau
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gregory A. Fishbein
    • 1
  • Michael C. Fishbein
    • 1
  1. 1.David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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