tricuspid valve


Summary: The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.

Top Publications

  1. Yue Chun L, Wen Wu Z, Na Dan Z, Teng Z, Pin Xiao W, Bei G, et al. Idiopathic premature ventricular contractions and ventricular tachycardias originating from the vicinity of tricuspid annulus: results of radiofrequency catheter ablation in thirty-five patients. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2012;12:32 pubmed publisher
    ..RFCA is an effective curative therapy for symptomatic PVCs/IVTs originating from the vicinity of TA. There are specific characteristics in ECG and the ablation site could be located by ECG analysis. ..
  2. Garatti A, Nano G, Bruschi G, Canziani A, Colombo T, Frigiola A, et al. Twenty-five year outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement comparing mechanical and biologic prostheses. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;93:1146-53 pubmed publisher
    b>Tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) has historically been associated with high mortality and morbidity, and current knowledge of long-term results of TVR is limited...
  3. Folkersen L, Wågsäter D, Paloschi V, Jackson V, Petrini J, Kurtovic S, et al. Unraveling divergent gene expression profiles in bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valve patients with thoracic aortic dilatation: the ASAP study. Mol Med. 2011;17:1365-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Conversely, genes were identified that were only differentially expressed with dilation in BAV patients. The result has bearing on future clinical studies in which separate analysis of BAV and TAV patients is recommended. ..
  4. Sun A, Alhabshan F, Cheung M, Bronzetti G, Redington A, Benson L, et al. Delayed onset of tricuspid valve flow in repaired tetralogy of Fallot: an additional mechanism of diastolic dysfunction and interventricular dyssynchrony. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2011;13:43 pubmed publisher
    ..assess the prevalence and mechanism of early diastolic dysfunction of the RV defined as delayed onset of the tricuspid valve (TV) flow after TOF repair...
  5. García Seara J, Gude F, Cabanas P, Martínez Sande J, Fernández López X, Elices J, et al. [Quality of life differences in patients with typical atrial flutter following cavotricuspid isthmus ablation]. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2011;64:401-8 pubmed publisher
    ..A clinically significant improvement in HRQoL measures was found in patients with typical atrial flutter who underwent cavotricuspid isthmus catheter ablation. ..
  6. Sasson L, Katz M, Ezri T, Tamir A, Herman A, Bove E, et al. Indications for tricuspid valve detachment in closure of ventricular septal defect in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;82:958-63; discussion 963 pubmed
    Different techniques have been described for tricuspid valve detachment to improve visualization in ventricular septal defect repair...
  7. Matt P, Winkler B, Carrel T, Eckstein F. Plicated patch repair for acquired Gerbode defect involving the tricuspid valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;89:643-5 pubmed publisher
    Gerbode's defect, a left ventricular-to-right atrial communication, with involvement of the tricuspid valve acquired after bacterial endocarditis can be challenging to repair...
  8. Perez F, Schubert C, Parvez B, Pathak V, Ellenbogen K, Wood M. Long-term outcomes after catheter ablation of cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter: a meta-analysis. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2009;2:393-401 pubmed publisher
    ..Atrial fibrillation is common after AFL ablation. Almost one third of patients take antiarrhythmic drugs after AFL ablation. Atrial fibrillation before AFL ablation may indicate a more advanced state of electric disease. ..
  9. Scherptong R, Vliegen H, Winter M, Holman E, Mulder B, van der Wall E, et al. Tricuspid valve surgery in adults with a dysfunctional systemic right ventricle: repair or replace?. Circulation. 2009;119:1467-72 pubmed publisher
    In patients with a right ventricle (RV) in the systemic position, tricuspid valve surgery for regurgitation beyond adolescence is a subject of debate...

More Information


  1. Heydari A, Safari H, Sarvghad M. Isolated tricuspid valve endocarditis. Int J Infect Dis. 2009;13:e109-11 pubmed publisher
    We present two non-HIV-infected patients with isolated native non-rheumatic tricuspid valve endocarditis who were not intravenous drug abusers. The patients presented with fever and chills...
  2. Yamada T, Allison J, McElderry H, Doppalapudi H, Epstein A, Plumb V, et al. Successful catheter ablation of premature ventricular contractions originating from the tricuspid annulus using a Halo-type catheter. Europace. 2008;10:1228-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Successful catheter ablation was achieved at the ventricular site between those electrode pairs. A Halo-type catheter may be effective for mapping and catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias originating from the TA. ..
  3. Lee K, Connolly H, Pellikka P. Carcinoid pulmonary valvulopathy evaluated by real-time 3-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008;21:407.e1-2 pubmed
    ..Three-dimensional echocardiography may play an incremental role for the preoperative assessment of the pulmonary valve in patients with carcinoid heart disease. ..
  4. Kovarik A, Setina M, Sulda M, Pazderkova P, Mokracek A. Infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve caused by Staphylococcus aureus after ear piercing. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39:266-8 pubmed
    Right-sided endocarditis usually involves the tricuspid valve, predominantly in intravenous drug abusers, in patients with anti-arrhythmic devices or central venous lines, and in patients with skin or genitourinary infection and with ..
  5. Shimoni Z, Ben David M, Niven M. Postpartum group B streptococcal tricuspid valve endocarditis. Isr Med Assoc J. 2006;8:883-4 pubmed
  6. Tada H, Tadokoro K, Ito S, Naito S, Hashimoto T, Kaseno K, et al. Idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias originating from the tricuspid annulus: Prevalence, electrocardiographic characteristics, and results of radiofrequency catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2007;4:7-16 pubmed
    ..Idiopathic VT/PVCs arising from tricuspid annulus are not rare, and the detailed origin can be determined by ECG analysis. The preferential site of origin was the septum but also could be the free wall of the tricuspid annulus. ..
  7. Lopez Candales A, Rajagopalan N, Saxena N, Gulyasy B, Edelman K, Bazaz R. Right ventricular systolic function is not the sole determinant of tricuspid annular motion. Am J Cardiol. 2006;98:973-7 pubmed
    ..TAPSE <2.0 cm is associated with some degree of either RV or LV dysfunction, whereas a value >2.0 cm suggests normal biventricular systolic function. ..
  8. Colombo T, Russo C, Ciliberto G, Lanfranconi M, Bruschi G, Agati S, et al. Tricuspid regurgitation secondary to mitral valve disease: tricuspid annulus function as guide to tricuspid valve repair. Cardiovasc Surg. 2001;9:369-77 pubmed
    ..Fractional shortening of the tricuspid annulus, expression of right ventricular cardiomyopathy in patients with poorest prognosis, affects the postoperative evolution of tricuspid insufficiency. ..
  9. Akçaboy M, Ekici F, Tutar E. Unusually redundant Chiari network. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006;27:525-6 pubmed
  10. Alsoufi B, Rao V, Borger M, Maganti M, Armstrong S, Feindel C, et al. Short- and long-term results of triple valve surgery in the modern era. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;81:2172-7; discussion 2177-8 pubmed
    ..b>Tricuspid valve disease was functional regurgitation in 72% of patients...
  11. Meluzin J, Spinarova L, Hude P, Krejci J, Kincl V, Panovsky R, et al. Prognostic importance of various echocardiographic right ventricular functional parameters in patients with symptomatic heart failure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005;18:435-44 pubmed
    ..20 or more (relative risk 3.62, P < .001). In conclusion, the combination of RV systolic and diastolic functional parameters represents a very powerful tool for risk stratification of patients with symptomatic heart failure. ..
  12. Manusama R, Timmermans C, Philippens S, Crijns H, Ayers G, Rodriguez L. Single cryothermia applications of less than five minutes produce permanent cavotricuspid isthmus block in humans. Heart Rhythm. 2004;1:594-9 pubmed
    ..7 +/- 4.7 months, two recurrences of AFL occurred in the double-3 group. Single cryothermia applications of 3 minutes produce permanent CTI conduction block in patients with typical AFL and significantly reduce procedure duration. ..
  13. Sewlall N, Tikly M. Invasive pneumococcal infection presenting as septic arthritis and Austrian-like syndrome involving the tricuspid valve in a patient with underlying HIV infection. Joint Bone Spine. 2005;72:86-8 pubmed
    ..responded to antibiotics, but where the patient eventually succumbed to infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. We discuss the spectrum of clinical manifestations of IPI, focusing especially on the Austrian syndrome (..
  14. Schnabel R, Khaw A, von Bardeleben R, Strasser C, Kramm T, Meyer J, et al. Assessment of the tricuspid valve morphology by transthoracic real-time-3D-echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2005;22:15-23 pubmed
    ..three-dimensional real-time echocardiography (3D-TTE) supplemental to routine assessments of the tricuspid valve and to analyze interrater agreement...
  15. Varona J, Guerra J. [Tricuspid valve endocarditis in a nonaddicted patient without predisposing myocardiopathy]. Rev Esp Cardiol. 2004;57:993-6 pubmed
    ..describe a 57-year-old patient with no history of parenteral drug addiction or vascular catheter use, who had tricuspid valve endocarditis in a morphologically normal valve...
  16. Miller D, Farah M, Liner A, Fox K, Schluchter M, Hoit B. The relation between quantitative right ventricular ejection fraction and indices of tricuspid annular motion and myocardial performance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004;17:443-7 pubmed
  17. Manusama R, Timmermans C, Limon F, Philippens S, Crijns H, Rodriguez L. Catheter-based cryoablation permanently cures patients with common atrial flutter. Circulation. 2004;109:1636-9 pubmed
    ..Cryo produces permanent bidirectional isthmus conduction block of the CTI. Short- and long-term success rates are comparable to those for radiofrequency ablation. ..
  18. Salehian O, Mulji A. Tricuspid valve disruption and ventricular septal defect secondary to blunt chest trauma. Can J Cardiol. 2004;20:231-2 pubmed
    ..An unusual case of blunt thoracic injury is presented, highlighting the importance of echocardiography in the assessment of patients with suspected cardiac trauma. ..
  19. Yacoub M, Cohn L. Novel approaches to cardiac valve repair: from structure to function: Part II. Circulation. 2004;109:1064-72 pubmed
  20. Hamanaka Y, Mitsui N, Hirai S, Isaka M, Kobayashi T. Cusp commissuroplasty for tricuspid valve endocarditis. Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003;51:616-8 pubmed
    ..operation was indicated because the echocardiography showed massive vegetation on the anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve and severe regurgitation even though the endocarditis was healed with drug therapy...
  21. Butera G, Pome G, Giamberti A, Frigiola A, Chessa M, Carminati M. Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve dysplasia in the neonatal period. Ital Heart J. 2003;4:211-3 pubmed
    b>Tricuspid valve dysplasia, other than Ebstein's anomaly, is a very rare congenital heart defect. During the prenatal and/or the neonatal periods the clinical picture is very critical...
  22. Scavee C, Georger F, Jamart J, Mancini I, Collet B, Blommaert D, et al. Is a cooled tip catheter the solution for the ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus?. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2003;26:328-31 pubmed
    ..The technical complexity of the cooled tip catheter renders it less competitive. ..
  23. Nekkanti R, Nanda N, Ahmed S, Huang W, Pacifico A. Transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiographic demonstration of clefts in the anterior tricuspid valve leaflet. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2002;11:329-30 pubmed