We’ve completed more than 4,000 consecutive isolated mitral valve repairs without a perioperative death. Our team shares cultural and technical factors behind that achievement as well as persistent repair durability.
Repair is feasible in over 95% cases of mitral valve prolapse and yields better outcomes than replacement, provided that these best practices are followed.
It’s increasingly clear that there’s no good reason to delay surgical repair in patients with primary mitral valve disease and severe regurgitation. Two experts share perspectives about what that means in practice.
Researchers draw from a large retrospective review to visually show how sex-related differences in the causes of surgically treated mitral valve disease have persisted over the past quarter century.