Predicting tricuspid valve leakage: Changing treatments and saving lives

A joint Georgia Tech and Emory University study released in the January issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging utilized 3-D echocardiography images to develop an advanced method for predicting the severity of tricuspid valve leakage.  Not only do the study’s findings offer a new way for cardiologists to more accurately diagnose tricuspid regurgitation, but it also provided insight into ways to improve surgical repair procedures to improve long-term patient outcomes.

For a full description of the study, view this description that includes commentary by the Emory and Georgia Tech research team.

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