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Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

Surgery to repair or replace the mitral valve may be needed if the valve is hardened (calcified), which prevents blood from moving forward, or if the valve is too loose, which can cause blood to flow backward. Hospitals are asked to report on their annual procedure volume, whether their hospital’s privileging process includes the surgeon meeting or exceeding Leapfrog's minimum surgeon volume standard, whether the hospital participates in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, and the quality outcomes reported for that hospital in the database. Hospitals also report on whether they have protocols in place to ensure that the surgery is not performed unnecessarily on patients who would not benefit.

View Leapfrog's minimum hospital and surgeon volume standards here.


Reporting Period 

  • Surveys submitted prior to September 1: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 or 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • Surveys (re)submitted on or after September 1: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults