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December 4, 2018 | 12:00pm - 12:30pm CT
Why does tricuspid valve repair or replacement cause such a high risk of death during surgery?
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Hi, @bjanderson. Here is a response from our experts: In general patients with tricuspid valve disease have more advanced cardiac disease and as such their surgical risk is higher. In addition, patients are often referred too late for tricuspid surgery. When a referral is earlier before advanced heart failure is present, results are improved.
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