Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
Surgeons from the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery share the volume and outstanding results of heart, vascular and thoracic operations performed during 2019. Please also note our STS Star Ratings and E15 Matrix Data Set. More detailed information on outcomes can be found on the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute Outcomes Section of our website.
- Overview: 2019 Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Annual Report
- Valvular Heart Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Aorta Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Reoperation Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Heart Failure & Transplantation: 2019 Outcomes
- Pediatric and Adult Congenital Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Lung Transplantation: 2019 Outcomes
- Pulmonary Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Esophageal Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
- Thoracic Surgery Robotic Surgery: 2019 Outcomes
STS Star Rating
Cleveland Clinic is one of 980 U.S. hospital sites that perform cardiac surgery and participate in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. The latest database analysis covers the three-year period from January 2017 through December 2019, for which Cleveland Clinic achieved a three-star (highest) rating in five categories for which these ratings are available: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Replacement + Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement, and Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement + Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Cleveland Clinic has been one of the earliest participants in national-level voluntary public reporting of cardiovascular outcomes through channels like the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry suite of registries.
We believe this commitment to outcomes transparency benefits both referring providers and our patients, whose cases are among the most challenging in the world. For instance, some 50 percent of our cardiothoracic surgery patients require procedures more complex than those rated by the STS.
CABG = Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
AVR and CABG = Aortic Valve Replacement with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
AVR = Aortic Valve Replacement surgery
MVRR = Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement surgery
MVRR and CABG = Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement surgery with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgery’s (STS) General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) also releases star ratings for outcomes of lobectomy, a treatment for lung cancer esophagectomy for esophageal cancer.. The latest database analysis covers the three-year period from January 2017 through December 2019, for which Cleveland Clinic achieved a three-star (highest) rating in this category both of these categories.
Specific Cardiac Surgery Outcomes (E15 Matrix Data set)
E15 Matrix Data Set
The top seven common operation procedures are collected for all hospitals doing cardiac surgery in the USA (approximately 1050 sites). An institution can match its own outcomes versus those of all other institutions as shown in the table for the first seven operations. The observed mortality for these operations at Cleveland Clinic are shown versus the predicted mortality rates across the country.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons requests outcomes reports from participating hospitals in order to provide the public with data and hospital ratings across the country.
The matrix table also shows our procedure volumes and outcomes for other complications.
January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020 (View the PDF)
- CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- AVR - Aortic Valve Replacement
- MVR - Mitral Valve Replacement
- MV - Mitral Valve
- VAD - Ventricular Assist Device
- TAVR - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
- Reop - Reoperation
- Vent - Ventilator
- DSW - Deep sternal Wound (Infection)