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The volume of mitral valve surgical procedures increased approximately 8.3% from 2010 to 2013.

Stuntz M. Mitral Valve Disease in the United States: Retrospective analysis of hospitalizations and surgical procedures using the National Inpatient Sample (World Congress on Heart Disease Abstract). Cardiol. 2016; 134(Suppl 1)

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