Robotically assisted tricuspid valve surgery is a type of minimally invasive heart surgery performed by a cardiac surgeon, on the tricuspid valve with an endoscopic, closed chest approach.

Your tricuspid valve

There are four valves within your heart. They are the mitral, tricuspid, aortic and pulmonic valves. The tricuspid valve lies between the right atrium (upper heart chamber) and the right ventricle (lower heart chamber).

What is valve disease?

Valve disease occurs when your heart's valves do not work correctly. This can be caused by valve stenosis (stiff, fused, inflexible leaflets, limiting flow of blood) or valve regurgitation (leaky heart valve, occurs when the leaflets do not close completely).

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