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Mitral Valve Repair Reference Centers have experienced cardiothoracic surgeons and structural heart cardiologists, along with facilities and support services, to perform mitral valve repair procedures with superior clinical outcomes.

Reference center qualifications

Hospitals need to demonstrate 50 index mitral valve repair procedures per year for the most recent 3 years. Surgeons in those hospitals need to demonstrate 25 index mitral valve repair procedures per year for the most recent 2 years.

Index mitral valve procedures are operations for primary (degenerative) mitral valve disease with prolapse, excluding severe mitral annular calcification (MAC) and leaflet calcification, with or without concomitant operations.

Page Created: Jun. 24, 2020 Last Updated: Jun. 24, 2020