Aortic Valve Replacement Summary
BIDMC provides cardiac surgery care for over 700 patients each year. Our services include Aortic Valve Replacement Care.
When choosing a hospital, patients in need of cardiac surgery care should consider the hospital's experience with the surgery, patient outcomes, patients' experiences with care, and the efficiency of care. Learn more about the CardioVascular Institute at at BIDMC.
*AVR (Aortic Valve Replacement) - an operation for treatment of narrowing (stenosis) or leakage (regurgitation) of the aortic valve. Sometimes, the valve can be repaired, but most often, it is replaced with a valve made of animal tissue or a mechanical valve.
*Isolated AVR (Aortic Valve Replacement) - a surgical procedure in which AVR is the only major cardiac surgery performed.
1 Source of comparison data: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database; January - December, 2010 data and reports
2 Leapfrog Hospital Survey on Quality and Safety 2010. For more information go to www.leapfroggroup.org.
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Last updated: June 6, 2011