Sung-Ho Shinn

Sung-Ho Shinn

Eulji University, South Korea

Title: Tricuspid valve surgery for functional tricuspid regurgitation: When and how?


Sung Ho Shinn is an Associate Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Eulji Hospital, Eulji University, South Korea. He has completed his graduation and PhD from Hanyang University, South Korea. He was a Clinical Fellow of Cardiovascular Surgery in Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA between 2011 and 2013. He was also a Research Collaborator in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA in 2014. He is currently a Board Member of Korean society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery. His research interests include tricuspid valve surgery for functional tricuspid regurgiatation, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement, and hybrid aortic surgery.


Functional tricuspid regurgitation is mainly caused by left heart disease, specifically mitral or aortic valve disease, but the etiology is multi-factorial. The functional tricuspid regurgitation had been ignored due to the previous recognition of “the disease of forgotten valve”. However, the correction of functional tricuspid regurgitation is recognized as the procedure influencing the prognosis of the function of right heart recently and the studies for this have been introduced. The author wants to explain the pathophysiology of the functional tricuspid regurgitation and when and how to fix the tricuspid valve for functional tricuspid regurgitation, especially which is better suture or ring annuloplasty, in the perspective of cardiac surgeon.