This webinar from the American Heart Association, hosted by Bob Bonow, MD, Professor of Cardiology, Northwestern University, covers topics around the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award. Dr. Bonow is joined by Randy Martin, MD, Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, Emory University, and David Adams, MD, Professor and Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System.
Topics discussed were the award and a focus on patients who have primary mitral regurgitation, primarily covering patients who have myxomatosis mitral valve disease and mitral valve prolapse.
Standards and Best Practices for Mitral Valve Repair Reference Centers
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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.
Click here to view: 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.
Latest Program Update
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As the Mitral Foundation prepares for 2021 applications, we want to make you aware of a few updates to the Recognition Program.
Applicant Award Timeline
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Click here to view: Reference Center Award Program Decision Tree
Template Program Agreement
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