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Total Hospital Cost of Robotic or Conventional Open-Chest Mitral Valve Repair Surgery is Similar

Mayo Clinic study examines costs following operating room and recovery improvement efforts ROCHESTER, Minn. —  Sept. 30, 2013  — The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery — from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital until release — is similar, whether performed through small port incisions using robotic [...]

Created by Traci Klein

Early Surgery Better Than Watchful Waiting for Patients with Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 8, 2013 — Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it [...]

Created by Traci Klein

Cost of Robotic or Conventional Open-Chest Mitral Valve Repair Surgery Is Similar

The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery is similar whether performed through small port incisions using robotic equipment or via the conventional open-chest method. A Mayo Clinic study of 370 patients found the decrease in cost over time was associated with systems innovation efforts designed to decrease the economic footprint [...]

Created by Dana Sparks