Anaesthesia for transvenous transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve implantation

  • Leonard J Du Preez Stellenbosch University
  • P Le Roux Stellenbosch University
  • A R Coetzee Stellenbosch University
Keywords: Transvenous, transcatheter, tricuspid prosthesis, valve in valve inplantation.

Abstract

The authors report and discuss the anaesthetic management of a transvenous transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement. The conduct of anaesthesia, the challenges encountered and the specific risks associated with the procedure will be discussed. Percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement may be safely performed under general anaesthesia, provided that the procedure is understood and all possible eventualities considered. As the quality of percutaneous prostheses improves, and if longterm follow-up confirms this as a safe option, anaesthesiologists will be expected to provide perioperative care for a growing number of these cases.

Author Biographies

Leonard J Du Preez, Stellenbosch University
MBChB(Stell), DA(SA), FCS(Cardio)SA, MMed(Thoracic Surgery) Specialist Registrar Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Tygerberg Academic Hospital & Stellenbosch University
P Le Roux, Stellenbosch University
MBChB, DA(SA), MMed(Anaes), FCA. Principal Specialist Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Tygerberg Academic Hospital & Stellenbosch University
A R Coetzee, Stellenbosch University
MBChB, MMed(Anaes), FFA(SA), FFARCS, PhD, MD, PhD. Professor and Executive Head Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Tygerberg Academic Hospital & Stellenbosch University
Published
2011-07-04
Section
Case Studies