Heart & Vascular Institute (Miller Family) Outcomes
The Aorta Center in Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute is organized to optimize the care of patients and to facilitate collaboration across disciplines with a focus on conditions that affect all segments of the aorta. This multidisciplinary effort has resulted in the busiest aorta center in the US, leading the way in quality, innovation, and research.
Aortic Surgery Volume and Type
2013 – 2017
Aortic Surgery In-Hospital Mortality
N = 1268
Cleveland Clinic surgeons perform a variety of aortic surgeries, including acute aortic dissections and ruptures, which require urgent attention and are very challenging.
AAA = abdominal aortic aneurysm, TAAA = thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
Data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager (TM) used by permission of Vizient. All rights reserved.
ᵃIncludes open and endovascular procedures
Elective Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch Open Surgery : Volume, Stroke Rate, and In-Hospital Mortality
2013 – 2017
In 2017, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 559 elective open procedures to repair the ascending aorta and aortic arch. The in-hospital mortality rate was lower than the expected rate (1.1% vs 3.9%) and the rate of stroke was 2.7%.
Emergency Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch Open Surgery Volume and In-Hospital Mortality
Emergency open repairs of the ascending aorta and aortic arch, including dissections and ruptures, are particularly urgent and challenging. Despite this level of difficulty, Cleveland Clinic surgeons consistently maintain low rates of in-hospital mortality.