Cleveland Clinic

#1 in the U.S. in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Since 1995*

The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the largest cardiovascular practices in the U.S.  With so many patients, our caregivers have collectively seen it all and experienced it all.

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Experience and Outcomes

Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 4,168 cardiac procedures in 2017 at our main campus, and 4,607 at all of our Northeast Ohio hospitals. We voluntarily report our outcomes to The Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), which provides national benchmarks for cardiac surgery. Our outcomes continue to set the standard for excellence, as reflected by 3-star ratings in three STS Adult Cardiac Surgery categories, including aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass and in procedures that combine both.

Cleveland Clinic performs many procedures that are more complex than those tracked by STS. In fact, within the last reporting period, more than 50 percent of our surgical cases were too complex to be categorized by STS.

We have provided some detail on our outcomes, but invite patients to learn as much as they can about their procedure as well as what they can and should expect. These outcomes are detailed on our website at

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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Cleveland Clinic has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

My recent experience with mitral valve repair is something worth sharing.  The surgery was done just four weeks ago at The Cleveland Clinic, by Doctor A. Marc Gillinov.

Everything went smoothly, ... Read more.

Today... Valentine's day - with the emphasis on love and hearts - has taken on a new meaning to me and my wife. I am on day 22 of my 'second chance at life' as my bicuspid aortic valve was repaired by Dr. ... Read more.

Have A Question? Call Betsy at (866) 330-3628

Betsy Stovsky, Manager Heart & Vascular Institute

Hi, my name is Betsy Stovsky, Manager Heart & Vascular Institute and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Cleveland Clinic.

For the past 33 years, I have worked at the Cleveland Clinic as a nurse helping patients learn about heart disease, including heart valve disease and treatments.

If you would like to discuss your diagnosis and how the Cleveland Clinic can help you, please call me at (866) 330-3628. Our nurses average 20 years experience in heart and vascular care! You can also send us an email by pressing the 'Contact Us' ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

To help you learn more about Cleveland Clinic, here are references for you: