Percutaneous Transfemoral Tricuspid Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair
A Case Series
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Recently, transcatheter treatment of the tricuspid valve was reported as an interventional approach for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR).1 From May 2016 to January 2017, 8 patients underwent percutaneous transfemoral tricuspid valve edge-to-edge repair using the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular) as recommended by our interdisciplinary heart team. The patient characteristics and procedural data are described in Table. All patients experienced severe TR and had relevant comorbidities. In 6 out of 8 patients, at least one clip could be placed; in 5 out of these 6 patients, TR could be reduced at least by 1.5 grades. In 4 out of 8 patients, we applied intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) as …