Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
Mitral Valve Surgery
Cleveland Clinic performs mitral valve repair procedures rather than replacement procedures whenever possible. Mitral valve repair is suitable for more than 95% of patients who have mitral valve regurgitation. The procedure is associated with better survival, improved lifestyle, better preservation of heart function, and a lower risk of stroke and infection (endocarditis) compared with mitral valve replacement. Repair procedures also do not require postprocedure anticoagulation therapy.
Isolated Mitral Valve Surgery: In-Hospital Mortality
2021, N = 620
In 2021, there were no deaths among patients who had isolated mitral valve repair or replacement surgery at Cleveland Clinic. No in-hospital deaths for isolated mitral valve repair among 3412 cases from 2014 to 2021.
STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database