Surgical management of tricuspid valve endocarditis in the current era: A review

Matthew S. Yong, Sean Coffey, Bernard D. Prendergast, Silvana F. Marasco, Adam D. Zimmet, David C. McGiffin, Pankaj Saxena

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The incidence of isolated tricuspid valve infective endocarditis is increasing. Medical management is the mainstay of treatment but surgical intervention is required in a subset of patients. Surgical treatment options include valve excision and replacement or valve reconstruction. We searched PubMed and the Cochrane library to identify articles to be included in this review of surgical outcomes. References of selected articles were crosschecked for other relevant studies. Surgical management of tricuspid valve endocarditis can be achieved with satisfactory outcomes. However, the optimal indication and timing of surgery remain unclear, and the frequent association with intravenous drug use complicates management. Repair techniques are preferable though there is no clear evidence supporting one method over another.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Endocarditis
  • Tricuspid valve
  • Tricuspid valve repair

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