Tricuspid valve implantation after Bjork procedure to establish biventricular physiology

Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;96(1):309-11. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.032.


A 29-year-old male, who had undergone a Bjork procedure for tricuspid atresia with a ventricular septal defect, had redo surgery for relief of stenosis and systolic regurgitation of the right atrioventricular pathway. After revision using a valved bioprosthesis, effective biventricular physiology was established and the patient's functional status improved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Adult
  • Bioprosthesis*
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / physiopathology
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Male
  • Stroke Volume / physiology
  • Tricuspid Atresia / diagnosis
  • Tricuspid Atresia / physiopathology
  • Tricuspid Atresia / surgery*
  • Ventricular Function, Left*
  • Ventricular Function, Right*