The University of Virginia, Department of Surgery is conducting a research study to determine whether repairing the tricuspid valve in patients with mild to moderate tricuspid regurgitation (TR), at the time of planned mitral valve surgery, would improve the heart health of those who receive it compared to those who do not.
You may be eligible for this study if you are scheduled for mitral valve surgery AND you have mild or moderate tricuspid regurgitation
Study involves having your planned mitral valve surgery with the possible repair of your tricuspid valve at the same time. All patients in the study will be followed for a period of five years after surgery with follow up echocardiograms to see how your heart is doing. The study will also look at quality of life questions to see how patients do overall after surgery with or without having their tricuspid valve repaired.
Study-related echocardiography (images of your heart), 6-minute walk tests, and clinic visits are provided at no cost to study participants.
Ages: 18 years old +
Up to $400 for participants who complete all of the required study visits