Valve Disease

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Volume and In-Hospital Mortality

2013 – 2018

Since the start of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program in 2006, Cleveland Clinic has become a national leader in the use of this specialized treatment and consistently achieves better-than-expected outcomes.

Year Mortality Rate % Expected %
2013 2.1% 4.0%
2014 1.9% 8.3%
2015 2.3% 7.2%
2016 0.0% 2.9%
2017 0.4% 3.0%
2018 0.2% 1.6%

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

In 2018, Cleveland Clinic performed 487 TAVR procedures, and the in-hospital mortality rate was 0.2% vs the expected rate of 1.6%.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Volume by Approach


The majority of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures done at Cleveland Clinic involve a transfemoral approach. In 2018, the transfemoral approach was used in 466 of the 487 TAVR procedures that were done by CT Surgeons.

Note the total number of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements done by a team of CT Surgeons AND Interventional Cardiologists was 494 in the current reported year.