Abbott’s TriClip Offers New Treatment Option for People With Tricuspid Regurgitation

Recent FDA approval marks a significant advancement for people suffering from tricuspid regurgitation and reinforces Abbott’s leadership in structural heart solutions.

Strategy and Strength|Apr.16, 2024

A highly anticipated addition to Abbott’s structural heart portfolio is poised to open new avenues of treatment for a large, historically underserved U.S. population.

Abbott’s TriClip G4 transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) system, a first-of-its kind repair device for treating tricuspid regurgitation (TR) caused by a leaky tricuspid valve, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The tricuspid valve is crucial, allowing blood to move from the heart to the lungs. And if this valve doesn’t seal fully when it closes, some of the blood will flow backward within the heart instead of moving forward to the lungs. This can force the heart to work harder and cause a range of debilitating symptoms. When left untreated, TR can lead to atrial fibrillation, heart failure and, ultimately, death.

Prior to the TriClip system, many people with TR—a cohort of more than 1.6 million in the U.S. and many millions more worldwide—faced a dearth of treatment options. Some people’s symptoms persist despite optimal medical therapy, and high-risk open-heart surgery isn’t always feasible for individuals with TR who are generally older and sicker.

TriClip, which is delivered through a vein in the leg, is a minimally invasive way to repair the tricuspid valve and can improve quality of life for people who would otherwise remain untreated. Typically people who receive TriClip therapy require only a short hospital stay.

A Global Leader

Although just approved in the U.S., TriClip has been used in more than 50 countries since its initial CE Mark approval in 2020. To date, the device has been implanted in more than 10,000 people with TR worldwide.

TriClip leverages the same clip-based technology as Abbott’s industry-leading MitraClip device, which in the past 20 years has treated more than 200,000 people with mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valves).

In time, perhaps TriClip will improve as many—if not more—lives around the world. 

Important safety information


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The TriClip™ G4 System is indicated for improving quality of life and functional status in patients with symptomatic severe tricuspid regurgitation despite optimal medical therapy, who are at intermediate or greater risk for surgery and in whom transcatheter edge-to-edge valve repair is clinically appropriate and is expected to reduce tricuspid regurgitation severity to moderate or less, as determined by a multidisciplinary heart team.


The TriClip G4 System is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions: Intolerance, including allergy or untreatable hypersensitivity, to procedural anticoagulation; Untreatable hypersensitivity to implant components (nickel-titanium alloy, cobalt-chromium alloy); Active endocarditis or other active infection of the tricuspid valve. POTENTIAL


The following events have been identified as possible complications of the TriClip™ G4 Procedure. Allergic reactions or hypersensitivity to latex, contrast agent, anaesthesia, device materials and drug reactions to anticoagulation, or antiplatelet drugs; Additional treatment / surgery from device-related complications; Bleeding; Blood disorders (including coagulopathy, hemolysis, and Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)); Cardiac arrhythmias (including conduction disorders, atrial arrhythmias, ventricular arrhythmias); Cardiac ischemic conditions (including myocardial infarction, myocardial ischemia, and unstable / stable angina); Cardiac perforation; Cardiac tamponade; Chest pain; Death; Dyspnea; Edema; Embolization (device or components of the device); Endocarditis; Fever or hyperthermia; Fluoroscopy, Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) and Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) -related complications: Skin injury or tissue changes due to exposure to ionizing radiation, Esophageal irritation, Esophageal perforation, Gastrointestinal bleeding; Hypotension / hypertension; Infection including: Septicemia; Nausea / vomiting; Pain; Pericardial effusion; Stroke / Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA); System organ failure: Cardio-respiratory arrest, Worsening heart failure, Pulmonary congestion, Respiratory dysfunction / failure / atelectasis, Renal insufficiency or failure, Shock (including cardiogenic and anaphylactic); Thrombosis; Tricuspid valve complications, which may complicate or prevent later surgical repair, including: Chordal entanglement / rupture, Single Leaflet Device Attachment (SLDA), Dislodgement of previously implanted devices, Tissue damage, Tricuspid valve stenosis, Worsening, Persistent or residual regurgitation; Vascular access complications which may require additional intervention, including: Wound dehiscence, Bleeding of the access site, Arteriovenous fistula, pseudoaneurysm, aneurysm, dissection, perforation / rupture, vascular occlusion, Embolism (air, thrombus), Peripheral nerve injury; Venous thromboembolism (including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism). CAUTION: Product(s) intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Prior to use, reference to the Instructions for Use, inside the product carton (when available) or at for more detailed information on Indications, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions and Adverse Events.