The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital is chaired by David H. Adams, MD, a world-recognized expert in heart valve surgery and mitral valve reconstruction. Dr. Adams is the Director of the Mitral Valve Repair Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital and leads a team of surgeons that performs more than 450 mitral valve procedures per year with superb outcomes. Among these, 62 percent are multivalve procedures. The volume of mitral valve repair procedures (and multivalve procedures including the mitral valve) at The Mount Sinai Hospital is the largest in New York State and among the highest in the world.
In terms of outcomes, Dr. Adams’s team offers a greater than 99 percent repair rate for patients with degenerative mitral valve regurgitation and an 89 percent repair rate when including all the etiologies of mitral valve disease (degenerative disease, rheumatic disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy, acute endocarditis, mitral annular calcification, and congenital anomalies). The safety profile of the mitral team also sets national benchmarks, with an observed to expected mortality ratio of approximately 0.25 (compared with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons national average). Long-term freedom from regurgitation and reoperations after valve repair are among the highest ever reported by the leading mitral centers in the world.