The South Carolina Heart Valve Center

Quality Measures and Outcomes

As one of the leading valve programs in the country, MUSC treats many patients with complex valve problems. When evaluating our performance, it is important to consider several types of measures, including the volume of procedures and the success (or outcome) of the procedure. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) provides national benchmarks for many types of valve procedures to help hospitals evaluate their performance. As you review the information below, you'll see that MUSC often exceeds the STS national benchmarks.

Number of Adult Valve Surgeries Performed at MUSC

Valve Procedures

Risk Adjusted Operative Mortality for Adult Valve Procedures

Risk Adjusted Operative Mortality

Total Length of Stay for Adult Valve (in days)

Length of Stay Valve


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