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

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