Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award
Promoting the nation’s recognized medical centers for mitral valve repair surgery.
Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award Webinar - October 7, 2020
This webinar from the American Heart Association, hosted by Dr. Bob Bonow, covers topics around the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award. Topics discussed were the award and a focus on patients who have primary mitral regurgitation, primarily covering patients who have myxomatosis mitral valve disease and mitral valve prolapse. This centers around valves that, under most circumstances, when surgery is required, are repairable.
Dr. Bonow, a cardiologist from Northwestern University, is joined by Dr. Randy Martin, a well-known cardiologist, a noninvasive cardiologist, and echocardiographer from Atlanta, Georgia. And also joining him is Dr. David Adams, the chairman of the cardiothoracic surgery program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a preeminent mitral valve repair surgeon.
This Award Will Provide Information For Patients And Their Families To Make Informed Decisions And Achieve Better Outcomes
The recommended treatment for degenerative mitral valve disease is mitral valve reconstruction, as opposed to valve replacement with a bioprosthetic or mechanical valve, because valve repair is associated with improved survival and fewer long-term complications. Unfortunately, too many patients who would benefit from repair receive replacement valves, with higher rates of death or complications within five years after surgery.
Applications For Recognition For The Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award Are Accepted Throughout The Year
This recognition award program:
- Recognizes those Mitral Valve Repair Reference Centers who have a demonstrated record of superior clinical outcomes, as well as an ongoing commitment to reporting and measuring quality and outcome metrics specific to mitral valve repairs.
- Promotes the availability of recognized centers that have received this award to help improve access to quality care for patients across the United States.