Woman skips open-heart surgery through minimally-invasive procedure to treat tricuspid regurgitation

Sharjah: A team of cardiologists at Al Qasimi Hospital successfully replaced two valves in the heart of a 72- year-old woman suffering from tricuspid regurgitation, without resorting to open-heart surgery.
The new procedure was performed in cooperation with medical teams from Germany and Austria.

Tricuspid regurgitation is a disorder in which the heart’s tricuspid valve does not close properly, causing blood to flow backward (leak) into the right upper heart chamber (atrium) when the right lower heart chamb1 (ventricle) contracts.The Syrian patient had undergone two open-heart surgeries in a decade and doctors did not want to risk a third one.

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