Vital Stats in Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplant, HOCM and Pericarditis (Infographic)

Catch up with our latest volumes and outcomes data

Below we share recent volumes and clinical outcomes from a sampling of areas in Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute: thoracic surgery, lung transplantation and two unique populations — patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and patients with pericarditis.


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2022 Data Highlights

1,909 Number of general thoracic operations
280 Number of robotically assisted thoracic surgery procedures
93% Proportion of all lobectomies for stage I lung cancer (N = 95) that used video/robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
78% Proportion of thymectomy/thymic mass resections completed robotically (N = 29)

STS Quality Ratings

The following data and ratings are from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) General Thoracic Surgery Database (3-year period ending December 2022):

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Of 103 rated participants in this STS category, Cleveland Clinic was 1 of 15 that achieved a 3-star (highest) rating.


2022 Data Highlights

102 Total lung transplants performed
33 Lung transplants performed after ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)
96.7% 30-day survival rate following EVLP lung transplant

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Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

4,196 Outpatient visits for HOCM in 2022
806 New HOCM patients seen in 2022
197 Septal myectomy procedures (with or without other procedures) performed for HOCM in 2022
0.19 Observed-to-expected mortality ratio for septal myectomy in 2022*
*According to Vizient® Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager. Used by permission of Vizient. All rights reserved.


2,933 Patients seen by our Pericardial Diseases Center in 2022
580 New patients with pericardial disease seen in 2022
318 Pericardial procedures performed in 2022
48 Pericardiectomies performed in 2022

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