Tricuspid Regurgitation occurs when the tricuspid valve does not
close properly, allowing blood to leak into the right atrium.
Annual incidence is 550,000 new patients in the US & EU alone
It significantly impacts mortality, cardiovascular events and quality of life
Due to significant co-morbidities, <1% of patients receive surgical treatment
Even in those fit for surgery, the risks are high with operative mortality of between 10% - 35%