We’ve completed more than 4,000 consecutive isolated mitral valve repairs without a perioperative death. Our team shares cultural and technical factors behind that achievement as well as persistent repair durability.
A novel surgical risk model specific to patients with adult congenital heart disease is a much-needed addition to previous tools for predicting 30-day postoperative survival in this growing population.
These cases are increasing in frequency and mostly involve complex operations with high predicted mortality. But reasonable outcomes are feasible with proper patient selection and experienced surgical teams.
Cleveland Clinic researchers showed that predictive models using data derived from basic metabolic laboratory panels could accurately predict acute kidney injury within 72 hours and 14 days of cardiac surgery. They reported their findings in JAMA.
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This dynamic infographic shares some of our key volume and outcome stats from 2020 and 2021.
Referral for all types of cardiac surgery needs to become far more sex-specific. That’s a primary takeaway from a broad new review of differences in heart surgery between women and men.
Most of the half million cardiac surgeries performed in the U.S. each year owe a debt to a milestone operation in a 17-month-old performed at Cleveland Clinic in 1956.
Multiarterial grafting improves outcomes and is feasible in most CABG candidates. Two of our cardiac surgeons lay out 10 core principles for getting the most out of this revascularization strategy.
At high-volume centers with meticulous preoperative planning, the risk of reoperative cardiac surgery can be driven down to levels approaching those of primary surgery, a new Cleveland Clinic study suggests.
In no clinical realm has Cleveland Clinic’s first century proved as consequential as it has in cardiovascular care.