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Standards and Best Practices for Mitral Valve Repair Reference Centers

The Mitral Foundation has created the Standards and Best Practices for Mitral Valve Repair Reference Centers (“Standards and Best Practices”) to recognize hospital-based centers throughout the United States which have the facilities, personnel and other specialized resources to successfully perform mitral valve repair surgery.

The Standards and Best Practices have been developed by the Mitral Foundation in close consultation with its Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board consists of well-regarded cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and quality and outcome specialists who have a strong interest in the treatment of mitral valve disease and related mitral valve repair surgery.

Performance Measures

Specific Performance Measures were developed by the Mitral Foundation and the American Heart Association to serve as the quantitative basis for issuance of a joint AHA/Mitral Foundation Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award.

Page Created: Dec. 10, 2020 Last Updated: Jan. 19, 2021