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With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.

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Tricuspid valve

Tricuspid valve

Isolated tricuspid valve disease is rare in adults. It is seen in form of infection (endocarditis) in patients with abuse of i.v. drugs. Another rare cause of isolated tricuspid valve regurgitation is interference with the electrode of a permanently implanted electrophysiology device (pacemaker, defibrillator). Tricuspid valve regurgitation is seen frequently in mitral valve disease of long duration and is due to dilatation of the natural ring of the tricuspid valve. Surgical treatment is normally directed towards repair of the valve, either by implanting a specific prosthetic rigid ring or by bicuspidalization of the valve and / or by suturing the three leaflets in the middle (“trifoglio / trefoil”).

Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contact and information

Cardiac Surgery Service Office

Ms. Chantal Zurfluh
Tel. +41 (0)91 811 51 44
Fax +41 (0)91 811 51 48


Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
Head of Cardiac Surgery Cardiac Surgery

Scientific Director