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Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair

Posted On: 04-21-2015
Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair

What is Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair?

During beating heart aortic valve repair, a malfunctioning or damaged ventricular valve is repaired so that it can open or close efficiently. The procedure is performed while the heart is beating. A cardiopulmonary bypass machine may be used to improve circulation during the procedure.

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Conditions Treated with Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair:

Beating heart tricuspid valve repair is utilized in order to treat tricuspid valve disease, congenital tricuspid valve disorder and a damaged tricuspid valve due to bacterial infection or rheumatic fever.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to beating heart tricuspid valve repair. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include tricuspid valve repair and minimally invasive or robotically-assisted tricuspid valve repair.

Anesthesia with Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair:

Beating heart tricuspid valve repair is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair:

Possible risks following beating heart tricuspid valve repair include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Scarring, blood clots and heart attack are also possible complications.

Prognosis after Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair:

The prognosis for a positive end result following beating heart tricuspid valve repair is very good.

Recovery from Beating Heart Tricuspid Valve Repair:

The total recovery time for beating heart tricuspid valve repair is six to eight weeks.

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