Tricuspid Valve Annular Mechanics: Interactions with and Implications for Transcatheter Devices

AbstractIn the interventional treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation, the majority of prosthetic devices interact with or are implanted to the tricuspid valve annulus. For new transcatheter technologies, there exists a growing body of clinical experience, literature, and professional discourse related to the difficulties in delivering, securing, and sustaining the function of these devices within the dynamic tricuspid annulus. Many of the difficulties arise from circumstances not encountered in open-heart surgery, namely; a non-arrested heart, indirect visualization, and a reliance on non-suture-based methods. These challenges require the application of procedural techniques or system designs to account for tricuspid annular motion, forces, and underlying tissue strength. Improved knowledge in these interactions will support the goals of improving device systems, their procedures, and patient outcomes. This review aims to describe current concepts of tricuspid annular mechanics, key device and procedural implications, and highlight current knowledge gaps for future consideration.
Source: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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