Aortic Valve Surgery Outcomes

The number of aortic valve procedures includes an increasing number of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures.

2016 Aortic Valve Replacements at the Michigan Frankel 2016

Isolated aortic valve replacement procedures replace the aortic valve only. The Frankel CVC 5-year average operative mortality for isolated aortic valve replacement is 1.1%. Our operative mortality for 2015 was 0.9%.

Note: Aortic valve replacement procedures chart excludes TAVR.

Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement in 2016

The types of valve used in isolated aortic valve replacement procedures are predominantly tissue valves, either stented porcine or bovine, or a stentless porcine valve.

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center has more than 20 years of experience using stentless valves and was involved in the early research studies using these valves.

Aortic Valve Implant Types 2016