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Table 1 Clinical data of the patients in three study groups

From: Preliminary evaluation of autologous pericardium ring for tricuspid Annuloplasty: a two-year follow-up study

ParameterAPR(n = 38)Edwards-MC3(n = 35)DeVega(n = 34)
Age (years)42.56 ± 11.2341.28 ± 11.1343.45 ± 12.18
Male/Female18/2017/1817/17
Surface area (m2)1.58 ± 0.171.59 ± 0.181.60 ± 0.16
NYHA functional classification
 II (%)17 (45%)16 (46%)14 (41%)
 III (%)21 (55%)19 (54%)20 (59%)
 Sinus rhythm before operation (%)9 (24%)8 (23%)8 (24%)
 Atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm during operation (%)29 (76%)27 (77%)26 (76%)
Heart valve dysfunction
 Mitral valve (%)20 (53%)21 (60%)18 (53%)
 Aortic valve (%)000
 Mitral valve and aortic valve (%)18 (47%)14 (40%)16 (47%)
Degree of TR
 Mild (%)23 (61%)22 (63%)21 (62%)
 Severe (%)15 (39%)13 (37%)13 (38%)
  1. Note: Doppler ultrasound was performed to assess the grading of severity of TR. Based on the effective regurgitant orifice area (EORA)/diameter of the right ventricle, < 20% is graded as mild; 20 to 40% is graded as moderate; > 40% is graded as severe