Department Pediatric Cardiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Disorders of the Heart
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Transposition Of The Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • William's Syndrome
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About Lourdes Prieto, MD

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


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

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).


  • 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/29/2017, Dr. Prieto has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2017

Dr. Prieto was very specific about dos and donts regarding my care, she left no room for confusion.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017

I want to compliment Dr. Prieto for her warm and caring manner in general, not just in this visit. I saw her the first time in the office in March. She was running quite late to begin with. Yet she never appeared impatient or hurried. She explained the procedures we were considering thoroughly and clearly, and answered all my questions. After my procedure in May she was unable to visit me in recovery after I woke up because she was going to the airport to attend a conference. Yet she took the time to phone me from her car to find out how I was doing. I considered this above and beyond the call of duty and appreciated it very much. Aside from her outstanding reputation for technical skill in her work, I consider Dr. Prieto when of the best-mannered doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

She was well versed with my patient profile and I thoroughly enjoyed the engaging conversation with Dr. Prieto! I don't think there was any talk about my medications as I was only taking a multi-vitamin which I planned to resume after the procedure :-)! The overall instructions were quite clear, concise, and well understood!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2017

Very happy w/my doctor, she answered all of my question and made me feel at ease... Excellent dr.

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