Cleveland Clinic

The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. We are one of the world’s largest and most experienced cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery groups with experience in diagnosing and treating the most complex cases.

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Experience and Outcomes

Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute had 816,196 patient visits and our surgeons performed 5,636 cardiac surgeries in 2023.

As a participant in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) public reporting initiative, Cleveland Clinic is proud to achieve a three-star rating (highest) in all categories for adult cardiac surgery and the newest rating for Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement.

Cleveland Clinic performs many procedures that are more complex than those tracked by STS. More than 50% of our adult cardiac surgery cases last year required operations more complex than those rated by STS.

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Our Patients Say

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.

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.

Have A Question? Call Natalie at (888) 517-2087

Natalie Salvatore

Hi, my name is Natalie Salvatore and I am the Manager of the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Resource Center at Cleveland Clinic.

For the past 10 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 us at (888) 517-2087. Our nurses average 20 years experience in heart and vascular care! You can also contact us by clicking the 'Schedule An ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

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