Treatment & Services
- Aorta Center
- Cardiovascular Imaging
- Cardiovascular Imaging Section
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- General Cardiology
- Heart Imaging
- Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
- Pericardial Diseases Center
- Stress Testing
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Heart Disease
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Related Illnesses
- Heart Valve Disease
- Heart Valve Infections
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Marfan Syndrome
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Pericardial Cyst
- Pericardial Disease
- Pericardial Effusion
- Pulmonary Valve Disease
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Hospital Universidad de Los Andes
Medical School - Universidad de Los Andes-Facultad de Medicina
Heart Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Pericardial Disease, Pericarditis, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram
Innovations & Patents
- Participated in the first cases of percutaneous mitral valve repair
Research & Publications
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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 4/19/2017, Dr. Rodriguez 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rodriguez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Edwards Lifesciences LLC
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.
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173 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018
Had a good and thorough conversation with the provider and his assistant about my medical condition. I am very satisfied with that outcome. Follow-up and future is less clear, as they cannot predict the rate at which my condition may decline.
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017
I have not yet seen the results of the tests taken but I am just learning how to access my records here on the computer.
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017
Good visit. Dr. checked heart function thoroughly. Advised us to continue to see other providers. Knew and showed concern for whole health. Described symptoms that we should call him if experiencing. 911 for others.
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2017
Dr. L Rodriguez is the greatest. He listens and always discusses my health and well being explaining everything to me. He is the greatest!
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2017
extremely professional courteous and agood at what they do
Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017
very caring and easy to understand
Reviewed on Jun 1, 2017
Somewhat difficult to get definitive answers to some questions regarding suggested treatment and care options. Would have preferred clearer recommendations, but perhaps that was not possible.
Reviewed on Mar 20, 2017
I felt as though the physician didn't believe my history and/or illnesses. Patients should always be believed until proven otherwise. I am sure Dr. Rodriquez is unaware how insensitive his grilling of a patient is taking on a patient especially one who is being complete upfront t and honest about one's circumstances & illnesses.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
my experience was excellent
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017
dr was excellent
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