About Dr. Per Wierup,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Per Wierup and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Lund University in 1990. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I am extremely confident in my three-dimensional sense when preparing all heart valves. My diverse background and experience has made me an expert in various aspects of cardiac surgery.
4 Patient Reviews for
"I am a physician from Columbus, Ohio who has developed severe symptomatic aortic stenosis secondary to bicuspid aortic valve. I also have a history of Atrial Fibrillation. The progression of my symptoms was quite rapid recently.
After doing thorough research, I decided that that the best place to do my aortic valve replacement would be Cleveland Clinic and asked my cardiologist to refer me to Dr. Wierup. I was so happy when I got an appointment and my surgery was scheduled. He is my favorite of the unsurpassed team of heart surgeons at Cleveland Clinic.
The preoperative interview went very well. Dr. Wierup was very kind and informative and I felt confident that things will go smoothly. I was worried about recurrence of my Afib postoperatively, which is usually quite frequent and temporary, but in my case could persist because of my previous history. Dr. Wierup recommended addition of Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Left Atrial Appendage Clipping to reduce risk and minimize complications of AFib. I was so relieved to hear that. It would add only 5-7 minutes to surgery and the benefit that it would provide in my future life will be enormous.
Surgery was a complete success. Always maintained Sinus Rhythm and was discharged home on the fourth day. All my family and I are extremely happy and thankful to Dr. Per Wierup not only for saving my life, but also for keeping me out of Afib and away from anticoagulants. God Bless You, Dr. Wierup ! "
-- Nicolay Kazimirko, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/30/2019
"Dr. Wierup embodies the combination of artistic endeavor meeting science and the expertise to implement those unique qualities into a surgical procedure. His ability to communicate not only what the procedure would entail but to also explain the possible complications and limitations, not only made me feel confident with his knowledge but presented a very humble quality. The comfort level as I entered this procedure was extremely high due to the experience of communication, kindness and genuine concern Dr. Wierub exhibited. I would highly recommend Dr. Wierub and would certainly offer to be a spokesperson on his behalf and all of the ancillary staff at Cleveland Clinic. I am doing very well and look forward continued positive healing. "
-- Nancy DeMars, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 03/20/2019
In October 2017, my legs, feet and stomach were swollen grotesquely due to congestive heart failure. My cardiologist said I would not last til spring w/o surgery. So, I turned to Dr Per Wierup. Doctor Wierup replaced my mechanical aortic valve and my mitral valve and repaired my tricuspid valve. After perfect surgery, my heart pumped off 35 pounds of fluid and now I breathe effortlessly for the first time in my life.
Five months later, I'm walking about 4 miles a day and lifting weights. Per Wierup is the best heart surgeon in the world and the Cleveland Heart Clinic is, as advertised, the best heart clinic in the world. Thanks for a new life, Dr. Wierup!!!"
-- chester johnson, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 10/23/2018
My significant challenge was to find a surgeon who had experience doing re-operations because of the significant complications from the scar tissue in my chest and in my heart resulting from my first surgery, and from a second surgery in 2012 to repair my sternum which had not healed after the 2011 surgery.
Dr. Wierup was an absolute God-send in terms of his experience with re-operations. I was very pleased with Dr. Wierup in every respect, and also pleased with everyone who attended me at the Cleveland Clinic. I have had a spectacular result from my surgery.
I am in great physical condition, with no limitations on my activities, and the mean pressure gradient on my mitral valve remains at 2, which is where on the day before my discharge from the hospital.
Dr. Wierup was very pleasant, and very patient with me as he answered my many questions leading up to the surgery. In addition, Dr. Wierup's patient relations assistant, Priscilla, was equally amazing, and I am very grateful for her attention to my every question and concern. I cannot recommend Dr. Wierup more strongly."
-- Bob Lockaby, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/09/2018
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Robotic assisted heart surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Heart valve surgery
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Per Wierup, heart surgeon, graduated from Lund University in 1990.
After medical school, Dr. Wierup completed a Fellowship in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery from Cleveland Clinic in 1999. He then received a PhD in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Lund University in 2002.
In 2000, Dr. Wierup was certified to practice by The National Board of Health and Welfare in Norway. Then, in 2017, Dr. Wierup received a full medical license by The Ohio Medical Board.
During his career, Dr. Wierup has received several awards including The Favaloro Award from the Cleveland Clinic in 1999.
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The office of Dr. Wierup is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue , Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: November 23, 2019