Ring or suture annuloplasty for tricuspid regurgitation? A meta-analysis review

Alessandro Parolari, Fabio Barili, Alberto Pilozzi, Davide Pacini

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We performed a meta-analysis of early and long-term outcomes after tricuspid repair to compare the results of suture-based and prosthetic ring annuloplasty with the employment of an algorithm that derives the original patient time-to-event data. There was an advantage in early but not in long-term survival with the use of the annuloplasty ring. The freedom from moderate tricuspid regurgitation was significantly better in patients with ring annuloplasty (78.9% ± 5.0% at 15 years vs 60.0% ± 4.2%, log-rank p = 0.0107). The ring annuloplasty is associated to better outcomes, being a protective factor for early mortality and long-term recurrence of tricuspid regurgitation after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2255-2263
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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