Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of tricuspid regurgitation in congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries

Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb;6(1):57-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2010.00428.x.


A 62-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath and NYHA III. Severe heart failure was due to reduced systolic function. The woman reported of lung edema at two times. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging showed a congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CC-TGA). Echocardiographic findings revealed a high grade tricuspid regurgitation. For treatment of the tricuspid regurgitation, we used a percutaneous approach. The Evalve MitraClip(®) system has demonstrated feasibility and safety in the treatment of mitral regurgitation. Three months after successful tricuspid valve clipping, the patient is fine and NYHA score is reduced to grade I.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization* / instrumentation
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / complications
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / diagnosis
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / complications
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / therapy*