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.