Valve Disease

Valve Surgery

Valve Surgery: Total Volume

2015 – 2020

Cleveland Clinic is the highest-volume heart valve surgery hospital in the country, and the outcomes are among the best in the world. Cleveland Clinic valve surgeons provide comprehensive treatment for patients with all types of valve disease.

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

In 2020, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 3352 valve surgeries.

Valve Surgery: Primary Operation and Reoperation Volume

2020, N = 3352

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

In 2020, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 3352 valve operations; 2476 of these were primary (first-time) procedures and 876 were reoperations.

Valve Surgery: In-Hospital Mortality

2020, N = 3352

Patients who have valve surgery reoperations have a somewhat higher risk of death compared with patients who have a primary operation, due to the overall decrease in health over time. Despite this, the in-hospital mortality rates at Cleveland Clinic were lower than expected in the current reported year for both reoperations and primary procedures.

Source: Data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base used with permission of Vizient, Inc. All rights reserved.

Valve Surgery: In-Hospital Mortality by Procedure Type

2020, N = 2046

Mortality rates for all procedures were lower than the expected rates. The mortality rate was 0% in several categories, despite the inclusion of complex operations and reoperations.

AVR = aortic valve replacement, CABG = coronary artery bypass graft, MV = mitral valve, MVR = mitral valve replacement, TAVR = transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Sources:

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database;
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy (STS ACC TVT) Registry; and
  • Data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base used with permission of Vizient, Inc. All rights reserved.

ᵃ STS expected rate
ᵇ STS ACC TVT Registry, expected rate
ᶜ Vizient expected rate