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Heart Surgery Forum
<p><b>Background:</b> Tricuspid valve detachment (TVD) may improve the access for closing certain ventricular septal defects (VSDs), but it has some potential risks. We aimed to study the benefits and drawbacks of this technique.</p><p><b>Methods:</b> The midterm outcomes of all 20 patients who underwent a TVD closure for VSD were reviewed and compared with a control group of 15 patients with VSD closure without TVD.</p><p><b>Results:</b> There was no significant residual shunt in either groupdoi:10.1532/hsf98.20121111 pmid:23625485 fatcat:22mdzogorreptajh56e35a5y7i