World’s Largest Study Confirms Treatment Success in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery

Despite rapidly increasing intervention rates, the complication rate remains consistently low

Scientists at the Center for Cardiology of the Mainz University Medical Center have examined the success of more than 13,575 minimally invasive procedures on the mitral valve in the largest study of their kind to date. Key findings: Although patients grew older during the period from 2011 to 2015 and the number of procedures increased from year to year, mortality and complication rates remained consistently low.

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