Patient Preferences for the Surgical Management of Mitral Valve Repair:
A Discrete Choice Experiment

The Minimally Invasive Techniques working group (CSG 4) of the national cardiac surgery clinical trial initiative are hosting a PPI webinar for a study entitled: Patient preferences for the surgical management of mitral valve repair : A discrete choice experiment (please click here to view  the summary for further details)

The meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 20th January 15:00-16:00

The meeting will be primarily used to gain feedback from patients and clinicians on the study proposal. No previous knowledge of the study is required, and all aspects of the proposed study will be explained during the meeting. 

The registration deadline is Monday 14th of January at 6 pm. We would be very grateful if you could kindly let us know if you would be available to join the meeting by registering your details using the following link:

Click here to view the flyer

Brief Summary:

The UK Mini Mitral is a multi-centre, expertise based randomised controlled trial of minimally invasive thoracoscopically-guided right minithoracotomy versus conventional sternotomy for mitral valve repair (MVr). The trial is taking place in UK National Health Service (NHS) cardiothoracic centres in the United Kingdom with established minimally invasive mitral valve surgery programs. The results from the trial  will provide definitive evidence on the best surgical approach for mitral valve repair.

However, little is known about patients’ preferences for each surgical procedure. In order to find out we are developing a research proposal which will investigate the patients preferences for each treatment option. This type of research design is known as a discrete choice experiment.