Valve Disease

Aortic Valve Surgery

Aortic Valve Surgery Volume

2013 – 2017

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have extensive experience in aortic valve surgery and use innovative treatment options to help patients, including those who are very high-risk with complicated medical conditions.

In 2017, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 2032 aortic valve surgeries.

STS Rating for Aortic Valve Replacement

2017

Cleveland Clinic ranked among the top US hospitals for aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery, earning the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) 3-star rating for this category. This denotes the highest category of quality.

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

Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement Complications

2017

Many patients who have isolated aortic valve replacement procedures at Cleveland Clinic have complex medical backgrounds that increase the risk of complications. Despite this, the rates of complications were lower than expected in most categories.

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

STS Rating for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Plus Aortic Valve Replacement

Cleveland Clinic is ranked among the top US hospitals for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery plus aortic valve replacement (AVR), earning the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) 3-star rating for this category (based on data from July 2014 through June 2017). This denotes the highest category of quality.

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