The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.
There are sparse data on outcomes after expanded polytetrafluoroethylene artificial neochordae (ePTFE-AN) for tricuspid valve (TV) repair. We evaluated outcomes after TV repair with ePTFE-AN in both pediatric and adult patients. ePTFE-AN implantation in the TV position can be performed safely and effectively with no early death. In adult patients with congenital TR, patient selection is critical to achieve a durable outcome after TV repair.