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
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- 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.
Y. Joseph Woo, MD also routinely performs these procedures at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 85 percent of mitral valve operations performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center were minimally invasive mitral valve repairs.
Penn Heart & Vascular 2011 Clinical Activity Report
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