Cardiovascular Medicine Procedures

Electrophysiology: Ablation, Device Implant, and Lead Extraction Volume

2022, N = 3552

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 2022, Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologists performed 1875 ablation procedures, including 1236 ablations for atrial fibrillation. They implanted 1495 devices, including 742 pacemakers and 753 ICDs (defibrillators). The team performed 182 lead extraction procedures.

Electrophysiology ablations1875
Device implants1495
Lead extractions182

ICD - implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Interventional Cardiology: Volume

2022, N = 11,996

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 catheterizations9459
Interventional cardiac procedures1687
Transcatheter aortic valve replacementsᵃ622
Percutaneous aortic valvuloplasties31
Percutaneous atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closures57
Percutaneous mitral valve repair140

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) scans17,760
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans4604
Stress tests8868
Nuclear cardiology tests:
Rubidium heart (PET)2593
FDG heart (PET)1026