Clinical Need

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%