Penn Heart and Vascular

Mitral Valve Procedures at the Heart Valve Disease Program

Quality & Outcomes: Mitral Valve Procedures

The team of highly skilled physicians at Penn plays a national leadership role in major clinical trials to evaluate devices for heart valve disease and the surgical refinements needed to implant them. This team has also initiated a series of new and innovative techniques for heart valve repair and replacement.

Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement Procedures FY 2006 - FY 2010, N = 2399

Year Isolated MV Repair Isolated MV Replacement MV Repair and Other MV Replacement and Other
2006 94 34 244 79
2007 108 49 233 101
2008 108 41 222 115
2009 100 52 219 101
2010 135 70 185 109
  • Isolated MV Repair
  • MV Repair and Other
  • MV Replacement and Other

W. Clark Hargrove, III, MD, is a national leader in minimally invasive port access mitral valve repair. Since 1998, he has performed more than 1,000 mitral valve operations at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center using the port access approach.

Pavan Atluri, MD, has a clinical focus on minimally invasive techniques for mitral valve repair, and he has published extensively on the topic. He routinely performs minimally invasive mitral valve repairs with port access and robotic approaches at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Approximately 85 percent of mitral valve operations performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center were minimally invasive mitral valve repairs.

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