S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Thoracic Surgery (흉부외과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_흉부외과학전공)
Development of tricuspid regurgitation late after left-sided valve surgery: a single-center experience with long-term echocardiographic examinations
- Kwak, Jae-Jin; Kim, Yong-Jin; Kim, Min-Kyung; Kim, Hyung-Kwan; Park, Jin-Shik; Kim, Kyung-Hwan; Kim, Ki-Bong; Ahn, Hyuk; Sohn, Dae-Won; Oh, Byung-Hee; Park, Young-Bae
- Issue Date
- Am Heart J. 2008 Apr;155(4):732-7. Epub 2008 Feb 21.
- Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Aortic Valve/surgery; Atrial Fibrillation/complications; Disease-Free Survival; Echocardiography; Female; Female; Heart Valve Diseases/*surgery; Humans; Incidence; Logistic Models; Male; Middle Aged; Mitral Valve/surgery; Multivariate Analysis; *Postoperative Complications/epidemiology; Preoperative Care; Risk Factors; Stroke Volume; Time Factors; Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency/epidemiology/*etiology
- OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the incidence and identify the predictors of significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) development long after left-sided valve surgery. METHODS: Of 615 patients who underwent surgery for left-sided valve disease between 1992 and 1995, 335 patients without significant TR who completed at least 5 years of clinical and echocardiographic follow-up were enrolled. Late significant TR development was assessed by echocardiography with a mean follow-up duration of 11.6 +/- 2.1 years. RESULTS: Significant late TR was found in 90 patients (26.9%). Patients with late TR showed an advanced age (47.6 +/- 13.4 vs 44.3 +/- 13.2 years, P = .04), a higher prevalence of preoperative atrial fibrillation (83.3 vs 46.5%, P < .001), a greater left atrial dimension (56.9 +/- 13.2 vs 52.4 +/- 11.5 mm, P = .006), and a higher prevalence of prior valve surgery (40.0 vs 25.3%, P = .01). In addition, late TR occurred more frequently in patients who had undergone mitral valve surgery than in those who did not (93.3 vs 72.2%, P < .001). However, multivariate analysis showed that the presence of preoperative atrial fibrillation (odds ratio 5.37; 95% CI 2.71-10.65; P < .001) was the only independent factor of late TR development. Patients who developed late TR had a lower event-free survival rate than those who did not (P = .03). CONCLUSIONS: The development of significant TR long after left-sided valve surgery is not uncommon with an estimated incidence of 27% and is closely associated with a poor prognosis. The presence of preoperative atrial fibrillation was identified as the only independent predictor of the development of late TR.
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