Tag: right-heart

Percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement

M Borger (Leipzig, Germany) reviews the current status of percutaneous tricuspid valve implantation.

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Adult congenital right heart problems

L Winslow (Manchester, UK) explains the mechanisms leading to right heart problems in the adult congenital population.

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Transoesophageal echocardiography of the right heart

A Denault (Montreal, Canada) discusses the use of TOE in right ventricular failure, considering RV anatomy and optimising the RV views.

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Transoesophageal echocardiography of tricuspid valve: repair or not

J Bence (Leicester, UK) reviews the evidence for intervention on the tricuspid valve.

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Acute severe RV dysfunction

D Jenkins (Cambridge, UK) discusses decision-making and management in acute severe right ventricular dysfunction after cardiopulmonary bypass.

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RV dysfunction management

A Combes (Paris, France) describes mechanisms of right ventricular dysfunction and risk scoring for prediction, particularly in the contact of transplantation an LVAD therapy. Treatment options, including ECMO and RVAD implantation, are discussed. J Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, UK) then discusses the

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Surgery for late RV failure after mitral valve surgery

F Wells (Cambridge, UK) discusses the difficult area of tricuspid regurgitation and failing right ventricular function late after mitral valve surgery.

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Right ventricular assessment – congenital lessons

S Thorne (Birmingham, UK) reviews the preoperative assessment of the right ventricle and the tricuspid valve, stressing the importance of protection of RV function in the long-term.

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Carcinoid heart disease

N Howell (Birmingham, UK) presents his unit’s experience with carcinoid heart disease. T Oelofse (Birmingham, UK) discusses the anaesthetic principles of managing these patients.

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Right ventricular preoperative assessment

M Seeberger (Basel, Switzerland) gives a detailed description of right ventricular preoperative imaging, with emphasis on extra TOE views to improve assessment.

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Tricuspid valve echocardiography

A Roscoe (Toronto, Canada) describes echocardiography techniques for viewing the tricuspid valve and predictors of repair failure.

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Tricuspid valve replacement indications

P Perier (Bad Neustadt, Germany) discusses the mechanisms of functional tricuspid regurgitation. The importance of the right ventricle is stressed. Mechanisms of repair failure are described and indications for valve replacement given.

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Tricuspid valve regurgitation surgical options

P Perier (Bad Neustadt, Germany) discusses the clinical significance of tricuspid valve regurgitation and options for surgical management.

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Tricuspid valve pathophysiology

P Punjabi (London, UK) describes the mechanisms involved in the development of tricuspid valve disease, imaging techniques for assessment and indications for intervention. Some operative videos of complex repairs are shown.

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AV valves and ventricles comparison

F Wells (Cambridge, UK) describes the similarities and fundamental differences between both the A-V valves and the ventricles. Important aspects of embryology, morphology and physiology are highlighted.

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