Qintar M, Wang DD, O'Neill WW, and O'Neill B. Non-coaptation of an implanted caval valve leaflets for severe tricuspid regurgitation: Rethinking the concept of "Eustachian ridge?". Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2021.
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions
Severe symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) remains an undertreated disease. Multiple trans-catheter treatment options are currently under investigation. Transcatheter caval valve implantation (CAVI) has been utilized as a treatment option and aims at decreasing or eliminating the caval backflow that occurs in severe TR patients. Understanding challenges with this therapy is paramount. Hereby we present a CAVI case with resultant non-coaptation of valve leaflets in a patient with a prominent Eustachian ridge.
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