We’re successfully offering a new minimally invasive, single-incision procedure to patients who need surgery to address both mitral valve disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
Repair is feasible in over 95% cases of mitral valve prolapse and yields better outcomes than replacement, provided that these best practices are followed.
A minimally invasive robotic repair technique for this form of mitral valve disease matches the outcomes of open repair with shorter length of stay. It’s now our standard treatment for most patients.
Check out our latest outcomes statistics in aortic valve replacement, aorta surgery, mitral valve repair and other realms of adult cardiac surgery. All in dynamic, scannable graphic form.
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Experts advise on developments to look for in the transcatheter space when it comes to managing diseases of the mitral, tricuspid and pulmonary valves.
Got a patient who’s curious about robotically assisted heart surgery? Share the essentials — and some reassurance — with this richly visual three-minute video.
An otherwise healthy 56-year-old needs mitral valve repair and is referred for MitraClip placement despite having low surgical risk. How to meet his expectations for a minimally invasive repair?
Operative risk is low and survival is excellent regardless of whether the patient’s valve pathology is simple or complex. The findings may fuel a trend toward earlier surgical referrals.
Five surgical techniques can repair 95 percent of degenerative mitral valves. Dr. Marc Gillinov reviews them in this five-minute captioned video.
The 2014 study report that gave an edge to valve replacement over repair for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation appears to have impacted real-world practice, a new analysis shows.