Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) is 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. An "isolated" aortic valve replacement occurs when AVR is the only major cardiac surgery performed.

Average Length of Stay After Surgery

What are we measuring?

The average number of days a patient undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) surgery stays in the hospital.

Why is this important?

The number of days that AVR surgery patients must stay in the hospital is a way of looking at both the efficiency of care as well as its effectiveness. 

What is our most recent performance?


Source of comparison data: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database

Last Updated: January 2018

Contact Information
Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215