Tricuspid Valve Surgery

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


The development over the past two decades of surgery for acquired disease of the tricuspid valve is characterized by steady movement away from replacement and toward techniques that conserve the valve. Replacement of the valve has become uncommon, occurring in less than 5% of patients undergoing tricuspid valve surgery. Conservative surgery of the valve—anuloplasty, occasionally in association with commissurotomy—remains an area of some controversy, involving indications for surgery, choice of anuloplasty technique, and details of technique. In this chapter we will illustrate two common methods of anuloplasty, the Carpentier and the DeVega, illustrate commissurotomy, and discuss valve replacement.


Valve Replacement Tricuspid Valve Tricuspid Regurgitation Tricuspid Insufficiency Tricuspid Valve Replacement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
  • Albert Starr
    • 1
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiopulmonary SurgeryUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.PortlandUSA

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