Computed tomography imaging needs for novel transcatheter tricuspid valve repair and replacement therapies

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 May 10;22(6):601-610. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa308.


Transcatheter tricuspid valve therapies are an emerging field in structural heart interventions due to the rising number of patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation and the high risk for surgical treatment. Computed tomography (CT) allows exact measurements of the annular plane, evaluation of adjacent structures, assessment of the access route, and can also be used to identify optimal fluoroscopic projection planes to enhance periprocedural imaging. This review provides an overview of current transcatheter tricuspid valve repair and replacement therapies and to what extent CT can support these interventions.

Keywords: computed tomography; transcatheter valve repair; transcatheter valve replacement; tricuspid regurgitation; tricuspid valve.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tricuspid Valve / diagnostic imaging
  • Tricuspid Valve / surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency* / diagnostic imaging
  • Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency* / surgery