Valve Disease

Valve Surgery

Valve Surgery, Total Volume

2014 — 2019

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.

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

In 2019, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 3648 valve surgeries.

Valve Surgery, Primary Operation and Reoperation Volume

2019, N = 3648

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

In 2019, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 3648 valve operations; 2714 of these were primary (first-time) procedures and 934 were reoperations.

Valve Surgery, In-Hospital Mortality

2019, N = 3648

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.

Data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager(TM) used by permission of Vizient. All rights reserved.

The in-hospital mortality rates among patients who had valve surgery at Cleveland Clinic were well below the expected rates for both primary surgery and reoperations.

Valve Surgery, In-Hospital Mortality by Procedure Type

2019, N = 2162

The procedures included in this graph are only those that are recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Mortality rates for all procedures were lower than the STS 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

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