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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
  • Asd Closure
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherectomy For Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Iliac Stenting
  • Intervention Section
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Invasive & Interventional Cardiology Section
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology Section
  • Lower Extremity Angioplasty
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • 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 and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Percutaneous VSD closure
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions - Non Carotid
  • PFO Closure
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Stenting
  • Rheolytic Thrombectomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents
View all 40 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Claudication
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • 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 17 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 has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at:

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
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 - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - 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.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Amar Krishnaswamy, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 8/1/2021, Dr. Krishnaswamy 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.

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

279 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 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Krishnaswami is awesome.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. K examined me. He is extremely personable, professional and eloquent. He even made the effort to acquire an echocardiogram for me before realizing a report from my local cardiologist was in my file from an echo from April. (Same day scheduling is never easy but he wanted to try to give me the fullest service.)

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Krishnashmy impressed us greatly. He is very intelligent, knowledgeable, confident in what he does, explained TAVR very well and instilled great confidence in our decision to come to Cleveland Clinic. Also, helped greatly by his team!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr Krishnaswamy a wonderful person

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. Krishnaswamy is extremely capable, personable and willing to field even the most mundane concerns with the attitude of a friend.I always look forward to seeing him.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I am very fortunate to have met Dr. Krishnaswamy. He greeted me, warmly, questioned me completely about my symptoms, test results, and explained throughly in words that I understood(as a non-medically trained patient) what could be happening with my heart. He drew illustrations of a heart and described the function of valves, arteries , chambers, etc. He wanted to ensure that I perceived why I needed a catheterization and further tests to properly diagnose my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

After speaking with the doctor we were very very pleased with his presentation and ease of understanding what he was explaining to us.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Was very pleased that the doctor allowed us to include our son via phone call at the same time he was discussing my husband needs wants and procedures

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

My experience was excellent!! I am so lucky to have Dr.Krishnaswamy and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

My doctor, *Krishnaswamy and his staff were above.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Krishnaswamy is a wonderful caring physician, and excellent interventional cardiologist!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Amazing! Dr K asked great questions & listed to what has been going on. Adjusting meds & following up with echo. Dr K also discussed future plan of options. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Krish was very nice, explained everything well.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

iI had an excellent visit with my physicianAlways everything in my best interest. I travel from Baltimore to Ohio to see the best cardiologist a patient can have.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. K. Was worth the wait, he saved my life with a new aortic value.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Krishnaswamy was prepared and caring. in video visits Drs. need to be more prepared (as Dr. Krishnaswamy was) rather then see in as an "easy" office visit.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

I found Dr Krishnaswamy very knowledgeable about my case and explained everything in a way we easily understood the plan of treatment and expected outcome

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

The doctor showed compassion and even frustration when he learned the nurse in the blood lab didn't get the blood drawn like he had asked. The nurse even blame me for the problem. I had an appt., a blood order and showed up on time. She told me otherwise.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

I like Dr. Krishnaswamy very much! He's tops in my book! I do not feel rushed, like he wants to get it over with. He answers my questions. Some receptionist are very friendly and some not quite so. all in all visit not bad.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Krishnaswamy is tops in my book!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Krishnaswamy was excellent. He understood my entire medical history and thoroughly explained my medical condition and options. I found Dr. Krishnaswamy extremely knowledgeable and cordial.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. KLnishnaswarmy is excellent/

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr Krishnasamy was kind, very well organized and explained things well

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Caring Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

The online consult went well, and Dr. Krishnaswamy has great bedside manner. We have had trouble getting a phone call to his office for some followup paperwork.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

My mom and I just LOVE Dr. K11, he's so personable and makes eye contact to help mom relax and open up. Great Job as always!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Krishnaswamy is the most knowledgeable doctor I have ever dealt with. He is a pleasure to deal with. I most definitely give his name out to people who are in need of his medical skills

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Have already recommended Dr. Krishnaswamy to others.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

I'm sure Dr. K is very busy but he was fully present in our discussion and responded with clear answers to any concern raised

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

dr krishnaswamy knew my history and took all the time needed. he was very courteous and concerning and reached out to one of his fellow cardiologists who specializes in difficult scases of hypertension and arranged an appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Extremely professional treatment from Dr. K and his staff....professional and courteous and inclusive of my thoughts/concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

AS always, my care/experience at the Cleveland Clinic has been A+. Extraordinary. As a physician and having trained in fine places, there is no better place for Cardiac Care. My team was amazing. Their staff was equally terrific. The doctor, Amar Krishnaswamy, was smart, intelligent, had a nice bedside manner which complemented his expertise and care. I traveled from Boca RAton, Florida for his expertise. IT is well worth the time I spent in transportation and the cost to get there and back..

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

The Dr. Krishnaswamy saw me before all tests were done. I do not think that such a scheduling was helpful to the doctor, or me. He was in the dark and could not suggest any concrete solution. Who did the scheduling?

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Krishnaswamy is always responsive to my questions or concerns. He takes the time, and has the communications skill, to explain in detail the results and significance of all test procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

excellent Dr. great staff

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

I'm very happy to have Dr. Krishnaswamy caring for me. He's the best!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I give Dr Krishnaswamy and A+ on every question above. I am switching to a new cardiologies and Dr Krishnaswamy was by far most impressive.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Krishnaswami couldn't have been better! He was very thorough with his explanations. I never felt rushed during our virtual visit. His personal demeanor was warm and caring, and I felt I was in the best of hands. When the appointment was over, I left with all my questions answered.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr.Krishnaswamy is a wonderful caring,I trust and believe in his wisdom.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr Krishnaswamy is so professional and understanding with my mom and his nurse Shannon is wonderful she is excellent at her job and very good to the patients I know Dr Krishnaswamy will take good care of my mom thank you

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