Patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP), undergoing early surgery for severe regurgitation, are usually characterized by a low degree of right chambers' remodeling. In this selected population, the mechanisms leading to tricuspid annular (TA) dilatation (TAD) are not well understood. In this setting, we aimed to evaluate, using three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE), how right chambers affect TA size and might contribute to functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) progression.
Volpato V, Mantegazza V, Tamborini G, Gripari P, Muratori M, Fusini L, Zanobini M, Alamanni F, Pepi M. Tricuspid annular dilation in patients undergoing early mitral valve surgery: is it an old story? Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Apr 25. doi: 10.1007/s10554-021-02223-1