Valve Disease

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

2020, N = 618

In 2020, there were no deaths among patients who had isolated mitral valve repair surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and for those who underwent mitral valve replacement surgery the operative mortality was less than the STS expected rate.

STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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

No in-hospital deaths for isolated mitral valve repair since 2014.