Journal article

Poor Late Outcomes After Tricuspid Valve Repair in a Single Ventricle: Experience of 103 Patients

Celest Dines Muntaner, Gregory King, Diana Zannino, Nelson Alphonso, Kirsten Finucance, David Winlaw, Christian Brizard, Robert Weintraub, Yves D'Udekem

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Outcomes of tricuspid valve repair in single-ventricle palliation are poor. We sought to identify the impact of repair technique and primary mechanisms of regurgitation on outcomes after surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records across 4 centers undertaking single-ventricle palliation in Australia and New Zealand was performed. Patients with a dominant right functional single ventricle undergoing tricuspid valve repair between January 1991 and March 2019 were identified. RESULTS: One hundred three patients met inclusion criteria, with a median follow-up duration of 6.7 years (interquartile range, 1.5-12.4). Mechanism of regurgitation was structural in 30 patient..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership grant


Awarded by National Heart Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership grant (1076849). Dr King is supported by a Health Professional Scholarship (102510) from the National Heart Foundation and an Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship.