Valve Disease

Valve Surgery

Valve Surgery Total Volume

2013 – 2017

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.

In 2017, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 3088 valve surgeries.

Valve Surgery: Primary Operation and Reoperation Volume

N = 3088

In 2017, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 2283 primary valve procedures and 805 valve reoperations.

Valve Surgery: Primary Operation and Reoperation In-Hospital Mortality

N = 3088

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 2017 for both reoperations and primary procedures.

Data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base/Resource ManagerTM used by permission of Vizient. All rights reserved.

Valve Surgery: In-Hospital Mortality by Procedure Type

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 3088 valve surgeries in 2017. 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.

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