Atrioventricular Canal Defect (AV Canal)

AV Canal defects are complicated lesions where the center of the septum (the wall that separates the left and right heart) is missing. The mitral and tricuspid valves are fused in this malformation and extremely abnormal. AV Canal defect surgery requires highly specialized and technical expertise. As with other complex cardiac defects, the more often you do them, the better your results are.

surgeons masked, performing a surgery

Total Atrioventricular Canal Defect Volume = 100 2013-2016

NewYork-Presbyterian STS National Benchmark
Overall Hospital Discharge Mortality Rate 3.0%* 2.0%


*This number is higher because of a high proportion of premature infants that needed the operation.