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Lourdes Prieto, MD


Lourdes Prieto, MD
Department: Pediatric Cardiology
Director, Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Lourdes Prieto, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Lourdes R. Prieto, MD joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1996 as a pediatric cardiologist with subspecialization in catheter intervention for children and adults with congenital heart disease. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the Pediatric Catheterization Laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies and Children's Hospital of Columbia University in New York.  She also completed her fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Babies and Children's Hospital of Columbia University.  She sought additional subspecialty training in interventional cardiac catheterization in children and adults with congenital heart disease at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation between 1994 and 1996. She is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology and Adult congenital heart disease.

Dr. Prieto has published in several peer-reviewed medical journals and has written several chapters in her area of expertise. She is the principal investigator of several studies using catheter based treatment for congenital heart defects, including closure of holes in the heart with percutaneous devices or use of special stents to relief a congenitally narrow aorta.  She has nationally recognized expertise in the catheter treatment of an acquired form of pulmonary vein stenosis, and has been invited to publish and speak nationally on this subject.  She has been listed as Best Doctors in Cleveland and Best Doctors in America (2007 - 2011).

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Pediatric Cardiology
New York, NY USA
Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
New York, NY USA
Internship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, NY USA


  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine- Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Specialty Interests

Interventional catheterization in children and adults with congenital heart disease, congenital and acquired pulmonary vein stenosis, general pediatric cardiology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America 2007-2016
  • Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine March 2008 - March 2016

Additional Training

Advanced post fellowship training in interventional catheterization in children and adults with congenital heart disease, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1995 - 1996 (clinical associate appointment during training).


  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty/Stenting of Pulmonary Vein
  • Asd Closure
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Cardiac Implant Closure Device
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Catheter Intervention For Congenital Heart Disease
  • Catheter Repair Procedures for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Catheterization (and Pre-Cath Exam)
  • Central Venous Catheter Placement
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology & CT Surgery
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease
  • Embolization
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Endovascular Approaches to Cardiothoracic Diseases
  • Endovascular Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Interventional Catheterization For Congenital Heart Defects
  • Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Pulmonary Av Malformations
  • Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Stents
  • Transcatheter Valve Replacement
  • Venous Angioplasty/Stenting
  • Venous Intervention

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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