The development of transcatheter approaches for heart valve repair and replacement procedures have revolutionized the field of structural cardiology and cardiac anesthesiology. With the recently reported benefits of transcatheter mitral repair procedures, there has been increasing focus on transcatheter tricuspid repair technologies. Currently, there are multiple transcatheter tricuspid repair devices that are undergoing feasibility testing, and each device has its own unique procedural considerations. This review discusses the anesthetic management of transcatheter tricuspid repair by describing the causes of tricuspid regurgitation, the currently available transcatheter tricuspid repair devices, the procedural considerations relevant to the cardiac anesthesiologist, and pearls for proper intraprocedural image guidance via transesophageal echocardiography.
- functional tricuspid insufficiency
- secondary tricuspid insufficiency
- transcatheter tricuspid valve repair