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Managing Implanted Cardiac Electronic Devices in Patients with Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation: JACC State-of-the-Art Review (JACC May 2024-2)
Orthotopic transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement (TTVR) devices have been shown to be highly effective in reducing tricuspid regurgitation (TR), and interest in this therapy is growing with the recent commercial approval of the first orthotopic TTVR. Recent TTVR studies report preexisting cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) transvalvular leads in ~35% of patients, with entrapment during valve implantation. Concerns have been raised regarding the safety of entrapping leads and counterbalanced against the risks of transvenous lead extraction (TLE) when indicated. This Heart Valve Collaboratory consensus document attempts to define the patient population with CIED lead-associated or lead induced TR, describe the risks of lead entrapment during TTVR, delineate the risks and benefits of TLE in this setting, and develop a management algorithm for patients considered for TTVR. An electrophysiologist experienced in CIED management should be part of the multidisciplinary heart team and involved in shared decision making. 

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Mahmoud Houmsse, MD, FACC 

Important Dates
Date of Release: May 13, 2024
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC Expiration: May 12, 2025
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on May 12, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
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