Cardiovascular Medicine Procedures

Electrophysiology: Ablation, Device Implant, and Lead Extraction Volume

2021, N = 3689

Cleveland Clinic's experts in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing are the leaders in the diagnosis and care of patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter, ventricular tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and other abnormal heart rhythms. In 2021, Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologists performed 1987 ablation procedures, including 1330 ablations for atrial fibrillation. They implanted 1547 devices, including 756 pacemakers and 791 ICDs (defibrillators). The team performed 155 lead extraction procedures.

Electrophysiology ablations1987
Device implants1547
Lead extractions155

ICD - implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Interventional Cardiology: Volume

2021, N = 12,629

Each year, Cleveland Clinic interventionalists treat thousands of patients with almost every kind of heart disease. The least invasive approach possible is used to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes.

Diagnostic cardiac catheterizations9849
Interventional cardiac procedures1800
Transcatheter aortic valve replacementsᵃ653
Percutaneous aortic valvuloplasties52
Percutaneous atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closures110
Percutaneous mitral valve repair165

ᵃThe transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures in this summary section are done by a team of cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists.

Diagnostic and Cardiac Imaging: Volume


Cleveland Clinic is a world leader in prevention, evaluation, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, offering a full spectrum of diagnostic and cardiac imaging services.

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans13,865
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans4375
Stress tests8721
Nuclear cardiology tests:
Rubidium heart (PET)2538
FDG heart (PET)628