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Volume directly tied to mitral valve procedure success

Key clinical point: When it comes to mitral valve repair/replacement for primary mitral regurgitation, the more cases a physician and hospital do, the better.

Major finding: Investigators “found a clear inflection point at approximately 75 cases” for hospitals and 35 cases for individual physicians when the curves for successful mitral repair and 30-day operative mortality start to level out.

Study details: This was a review of 55,311 mitral valve cases.

Disclosures: No industry funding was reported. The presenter had no relevant disclosures.


Badhwar V et al. TCT 2019.