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When you or someone you love is diagnosed with heart disease, it’s a sobering moment. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S., so it’s critical to understand your disease, know your options and take steps to ensure the best outcome possible.

Patients from all over the world turn to Cleveland Clinic for heart care and surgical expertise. Our heart program has been ranked #1 in the nation since 1995 by U.S. News & World Report. As one of the largest cardiac surgery centers in the U.S. our physicians have expertise with all types of heart surgery – often treating patients with the most complex medical needs.

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Experience Matters

When you have heart disease, no one-size-fits-all approach is appropriate. To give you the best chance of recovery, every aspect of your heart and overall health needs to be carefully considered. This is where experience counts.


Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute sees patients from all 50 states and 135 countries. Our outcomes for heart surgery exceed national averages in several categories, including:

  • Higher survival rates.
  • Fewer complications and fewer infections.
  • Shorter average length of stay in the hospital.

These excellent results earned our heart program recognition from U.S. News & World Report and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Caring for Patients as Individuals

Cleveland Clinic has an expert for every heart condition. Cleveland Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are experts at complex cases. Doctors from all over the world ask us for input. We often see patients who have had prior heart surgeries or have been told surgery cannot be done.


Cleveland Clinic doctors put patients first — we were one of the first academic medical centers to create an Office of Patient Experience. We focus on safe, high-quality, high-value care. And we treat the whole patient, including your emotional and spiritual needs.

That’s why our former heart patients rate their experiences so highly. Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute ranks in the 98th percentile of hospitals nationwide in patients’ overall assessment of inpatient care on the HCAHPS survey (Source: Press Ganey, 2020).

Our Commitment to Safe Care

While COVID-19 is top of mind right now for most, we want you to know that it is safe to visit us. Cleveland Clinic is among the safest places in healthcare today. Learn more about how we are keeping your family – and our caregivers – safe.

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