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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) Determination
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive and Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure
  • Percutaneous Closure of Paravalve Leak
  • Percutaneous Interventions For Aortopulmonary Collaterals
  • Percutaneous Interventions for Atrial Septal Defect
  • Percutaneous Interventions for Patent foramen Ovale
  • Percutaneous Interventions for Pulmonary AV Malformations
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair
  • Percutaneous Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions - Non Carotid
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Claudication
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Inoperable Coronary Artery Disease
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease
View all 18 Specialties +


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About Amar Krishnaswamy, MD

Amar Krishnaswamy, MD, is Section Head of Invasive & Interventional Cardiology in the Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology.

Specialty Interests: Complex coronary interventions, structural heart disease interventions (including TAVR, PFO/ASD closure, left atrial appendage occlusion, paravalvular leak closure, and catheter mitral valve repair and replacement) and carotid/peripheral interventions. He also attends in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Number of Patients Treated: Dr. Krishnaswamy has performed more than 5,000 cardiovascular procedures throughout his career (including more than 1,500 TAVR procedures).

Success Rate: Cleveland Clinic is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: Dr. Krishnaswamy was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with majors in Molecular Biology and in Economics. He received his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was awarded a grant to spend an extra year studying the vascular biology of transplantation. He went on to Internal Medicine residency in the Osler Training Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was honored with the opportunity to serve as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) upon completion of his training. He then went on to complete both General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at Cleveland Clinic after which he was invited to join the staff.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr Krishnaswamy's research interests concentrate on multimodality imaging, percutaneous valve therapies, and coronary artery disease. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbook chapters relating to his areas of clinical interest.

About Dr. Krishnaswamy: “The practice of interventional cardiology requires not only a consideration and performance of the procedures, but also to make sure what specifically makes sense for a given patient and their family. This requires an understanding of the patients’ thoughts and personal considerations which can only come from engaged conversations. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to have these conversations and establish long-term patient relationships, and also perform the procedures that allow patients to feel better and live longer.

Leisure time activities: In his spare time, Dr. Krishnaswamy enjoys hiking, travel and spending time with his family

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Interventional Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT USA

Undergraduate - Colgate University
Hamilton, NY USA

Professional Highlights

  • Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
  • Associate Program Director, General Cardiology Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Complex coronary interventions, structural heart disease interventions (including TAVR, PFO/ASD closure, left atrial appendage occlusion, paravalvular leak closure, and catheter mitral valve repair and replacement) and carotid/peripheral interventions.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Amar Krishnaswamy, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/14/2024, Dr. Krishnaswamy has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

399 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Very impressed with everyone I interacted with. I came away feeling confident that I was at the right hospital with extremely competent doctors and staff.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr Krishnaswamy listens to his patients, asks the questions and discusses options for moving forward

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

We always recommend Dr. Krishnaswamy to anyone with cardiac issues and will continue to do so .

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I'm very impressed with Dr. Krishnaswamy. He's compassionate, easy to follow, and receptive.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Very professional and knowledgeable. Dr Krishnaswamy explain everything in detail and I did not feel rushed in my appointment

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

I was very impressed with Dr. Krishnasamy. It was very obvious why he's regarded as one of the best in his field. I felt lucky to be under his care.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr K is excellent in all these categories. He is patient and thorough

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

This definitely works for me because of Dr K and his office nurse Shannon. They are both helpful and caring

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

My appointment was handled from my doctor's office from Canton so these questions are N/A .

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I was to schedule 6 months from my last appt 2-23-2023. Initially I understood that I would receive an appointment on mychart. I emailed & the doctors office received no response. Fonally I did what your website to get an appointment. Early in Feb 0f 24 I received an email that the appointment was scheduled & the next day I received an email that you were unable to schedule the appt. On Feb 19, 2024 I received an email I was scheduled for Feb 23, 2024 but the week before it was not listed on appts on mychart. I have never had this problem before.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Experience was wonderful with Doctor explanations and willingness to answer all of my questions! Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Krishnaswamy went into detail to make sure I understood about how the tests in the next 3 days will determine the options, we would have to solve my problem. He was very professional and very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Krishnaswamy's staff is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy is fantastic. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Really liked the Dr he explaine everything to us

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Krishnaswamy very kind, explained everything very well, Nurse Buchenic extremely nice, good visit, I felt like they both cared about me and how I was doing.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Excellent service Dr K is the best

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Every thing was just great with my Dr. Appointment on 12/14/2023. Thank you

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Doctor Amid Krishnaswamy is absolutely "THE BEST". His diagnosis and follow up are unique ! I am indeed blessed to have him as my cardiologist!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was everything I hoped for. He was outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Totally like the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

We were so comforted to be working with Dr. Krishnaswamy. He took his time, answered all of our questions, and was interested in us as people.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Office staff is very efficient. Dr.was very accommodating.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was patient, answered all my questions and gave great detail on what he looks for in my tests and goals for me healthwise. Excellent "bedside"' manner. Very caring and considerate.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy answered all my questions in a totally positive way which put my mind at ease. It totally brightened my day/week/month.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy was extremely attentive, patiently describing the pros and cons of the upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I think he jumped to conclusions without talking things through with us. I am sure he is a great doctor & a caring one but he just didn't give enough feedback as to why we were there in the first place.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was great. Seemed happy to take as much time as needed - could not have been more helpful. Very cordial as well.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Appointment time with doctor was cordial but felt rushed. Questions appropriately deferred to surgeon

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy has the best bedside manner of any physician I have ever come into contact with. He is a great doctor and person. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Krishawamy (sp?) was wonderful. He is so intelligent and patient and consoling. I feel he did the very best job a cardiologist could have done with me. I am very satisfied with his demeanor and skills. Cleveland Clinic has done a wonderful job in employing him. I would keep him at any cost there. Thank you to this doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

AS I stated, getting an initial appointment at CC tooks several months. Way too long. I was discouraged and frustrated many times. After all is said and done, I was so pleased with the results of the procedure from Dr. Kishshawamy (sp?) that looking back it was worth it to me. I'm just glad I lived long enough to secure his services. The length of time waiting for an appointment was the worst thing.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was patient and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I am so impressed with Dr Krishnaswamy. He goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional care.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

English is a second language and Dr. Krishnaswamy and his staff make sure that I fully understand what they representing to me. Their patience and determination that all my questions are answered is why I travel over 8 hours several times a year to see this team. I feel safe, cared for, respected, and in the best care for my cardiac needs.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I speak of the medical teams at the Cleveland Clinic to anyone who will listen. I only wish that more people were able to be cared for by the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. My life was saved twice by Dr. Krishnaswamy and his team. Once during Covid-19!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy explained things well he took time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr K was wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

One of the best, if not the best MD I have ever had!!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Exceptional excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr K was excellent, he never let professionalism interfere with his capacity to relate to me as a person. He helped me to understand what had transpired medically and he gave me a new perspective and future. I am deeply grateful.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Doctors and staff the best of the best

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2023

*Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy and his support staff excellent in performing their duties. The artery blockage was removed and a stent was installed. The surgery and follow-up care was the best.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Krishnasramy was awesome. Very informative on what to expect and why.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I am extremely satisfied with the care and concern for my medical issues. Dr k is the best my wife loves him and so do I.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy is the absolute best!Take good care of him so he never leaves.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

All around super doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Doctor is extremely good I'm glad I have him as my physician and feel fortunate that I can call him my physician

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy is superb. We always felt like we were in the best possible (in the world) care.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy is excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

My Dr is Dr Krishnaswamy. He is a great communicator. He listens, he understands, he answers questions in a clear understandable way. Having good communication is key and he is a good communicator.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy is a skilled physician who cares about his patients. He explains possible treatments thoroughly. When I first became his patient, he drew me pictures of the heart and explained why his CABG recommendations differed from those I'd received at another hospital. Needless to say I came to Cleveland Clinic for my surgery and care. He suspected I had elevated lp(a) and after my surgery referred me to Dr. Luke Laffin. I appreciate his continuing expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was apologetic about the video appt not working.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Very impressed with CC and the doctor's efficiency and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

This survey pertains to scheduling work/up. Dr. Kamaswamy and nurse were extremely kind and very knowledgeable, very respectful of my time. Would recommend him to anyone needing his services.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Doctor is excellent. Far exceeded expectation.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Always a pleasure with Dr. "K"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Appointment was made for me by doctor's assistant.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Love everything about Dr. K.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I had a very good experience with Dr Krishnaswamy's office staffDefinitely a 5 star!!!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Having met Dr, Krishaswamy for the 1st time, although my wife had previously met him, I found him to be very impressive and not in a prideful manner, but with very obviously genuine care, concern and knowledge of my Cardiac Condition that led me to him, along with the comprehensive series of diagnostic tests and procedures by the other cardiac specialists he had arranged for my 3-Day Cardiac Workup visit for a possible TAVR valve replacement procedure. I was especially impressed with the manner In which he explained my condition In a very profession, yet simplistic and reassuring manner, which was very helpful In calming given the anxieties my wife and I had regarding the our 3-Day Cardiac Workup visit!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Excellent and personable doctor

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Excellent experience with all providers I interacted with during my visit

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Our wait for an appointment seemed very reasonable. The Doc was great! No complaints!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Krishnaswamy was wonderful, so intelligent, personable and kind! When we met with McCrina the following day, she was also great!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Visit was very helpful.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Clarity and decisiveness indicated to me that the Dr. Kn what he is talking about. That gives me confidence and gains my trust.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy was the most wonderful, hopeful doctor we have ever met. We could never thank him enough for his professionalism and expertise. Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have him and he is a wonderful asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

It was exceptionally easy making an appt and having a follow up appt with Dr. KRISHNASWAMY.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr Krishnaswamy was excellent. Listened intently, asked questions directly, answered questions and laid out a plan. All while being cheerful and solicitous.

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