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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6171
Fax:
216.636.6952
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (programming)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Temporary Pacemakers
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Infected Cardiac Devices
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 15 Specialties +
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Biography

About Ayman Hussein, MD

Ayman A. Hussein, MD, is a specialist in heart rhythm disorders in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

Specialty Interests: Management of heart rhythm disorders; catheter ablation for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, including complex catheter ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia; stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, including left atrial appendage closure; cardiac device therapy, including implantation and extraction of cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using bi-ventricular devices; sudden cardiac death and inherited arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) syndromes, including long QT syndrome

Number of Patients Treated: Physicians in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing performed approximately 4,000 electrophysiology procedures in 2015. Dr. Hussein has performed more than 600 electrophysiology procedures in the past two years.

Success Rates: Treatment for atrial fibrillation using a technique known as pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) accounts for approximately 20 percent of electrophysiology procedures at Cleveland Clinic annually. Success rates for this procedure range from 65 percent for patients with persistent or long-standing atrial fibrillation to greater than 80 percent for patients with less-persistent atrial fibrillation.

Electrophysiology treatment at Cleveland Clinic for patients with ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal rapid heart rhythm originating in the heart’s lower chambers) completely eliminates the arrhythmia in nearly 80 percent of patients and eliminates at least one arrhythmia in 15 percent of patients with multiple arrhythmias.

You can view detailed information about the number of patients and outcomes for patients treated by specialists in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

Education and Training: Dr. Hussein earned his medical degree with honors from Lebanese University Medical School, Beirut, Lebanon. He distinguished himself on admission by ranking first on the admission examination followed by six years as a Hariri Foundation scholarship recipient. He served an internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic, where he won the 2010 Department of Medicine Research Award and the 2011 William Lower Clinical Research Award. Dr. Hussein served a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, where he was recipient of the Nathan Carliner scholarship award for excellence in cardiovascular research. He subsequently completed his subspecialty training with a two-year fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at Cleveland Clinic. In his final fellowship year he was Chief Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2016 upon completion of his fellowship.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Hussein is principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than a dozen research studies in electrophysiology, in particular on treatment of atrial fibrillation. Widely published in the field, Dr Hussein’s work has been featured in highly respected, peer-reviewed medical journals in his subspecialty, such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and Heart Rhythm. Dr. Hussein also is a frequent invited speaker at prestigious national medical meetings, including the Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting and American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

About Dr. Hussein: “My ability as a heart rhythm specialist to intervene and improve patients’ quality of life is what makes this field truly engaging on both a personal and professional level. I am committed to providing excellent patient care and giving every patient my very best efforts.”

Dr. Hussein and his wife are the parents of two young children. In his leisure time he enjoys painting, chess, classical music and soccer.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2016

Fellowship - University of Maryland Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Baltimore, MD USA
2014

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Residency - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
2008

Internship - Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon,
2007

Medical Education - Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon,
2006

Undergraduate - Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Beirut, Lebanon,
2000

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Management of heart rhythm disorders; catheter ablation for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, including complex catheter ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia; stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, including left atrial appendage closure; cardiac device therapy, including implantation and extraction of cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using bi-ventricular devices; sudden cardiac death and inherited arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) syndromes, including long QT syndrome

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ayman Hussein, 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 4/15/2022, Dr. Hussein 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

231 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

I would recommend this provider very highly

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr Hussein has to book several months ahead.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr Hussein is top notch

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Hussein was wonderful. He knew my history, obviously had studied my file and gave me hope that my complex problems could be solved. I feel very fortunate to have him as my physician!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. A. Hussein is wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

After dealing with AFib for 6 years in Buffalo, our decision to go to Cleveland clinic was the best. 3 visits with dr Hussein and no more AFib

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Absolutely a 6! Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Hussein is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Because of some other problems I was experiencing, Dr. Hussein had to change his schedule to see me. I appreciated all his help and consideration.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Very good Doctor. Really appreciate his help

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

*Dr. Hussein is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable. He visited me every day & explained everything.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Hussein is outstanding! Highly recommended.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

I came to Dr. Hussein 5 years ago for ICD removal. I'm now coming 6 hours for an SICD implant. He's very respectful and agrees with my concerns.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Thorough explanation of procedure and thorough explanation and answer of questions. Dr. Hussein was absolutely great in his interactions with me. Professional, knowledgeable, and clear in communication.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Excellent! I appreciated being able to talk to my doctor without having to make an 11 hour trip.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Hussein is an extraordinary physician. He is a huge asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

By visit with Dr Hussien was more informative this time than last and I felt more comfortable with him as my doctor. My original doctor that preformed my procedure had decided to leave the clinic, so I was not familiar with Dr Hussien.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

I feel very comfortable with Dr Hussen

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

I'm very thankful for the Clevland Clinic.And Dr. Husain.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr Hussein listened to me and explained my condition.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr Hussein Spent 49 minutes with me and was extremely courteous and knowledgeable and patient has a related to all of my questions

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Again the ecosystem of the clinic is extraordinary and was the deciding factor in why I am choosing Dr. Hussein has my EP

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Hussein is very personable and easy to talk to. He doesn't rush through the appointment and is thorough covering my questions when answering them.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Ayman Hussein, is so very nice abd helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I required a last minute appointment in order to obtain medical clearance for a position I have at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil, Iraq. I was able to get an appointment in less than a week. The care provided by Dr. Hussein and his staff was exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

I fully trust in the doctor's concern/care of my condition and his willingness to listen to my ideas. He is such a kind and generous doctor in the care of his treatments.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Hussein is an excellent doctor and a fine person!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Hussein was very informative. Very nice and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

I came to the Clinic for a fresh review of my heart issues and to have a visit with Dr. Ayman Hussein. Best thing I've ever done for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr Hussein is one of the best doctors I've encountered during my battle with heart disease. He is straight to the point yet compassionate and that makes a world of difference when you are so afraid and unsure about life and your future. I just love him!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Every experience I've had with Cleveland Clinic and staff are top notch. Doctor Hussein and his staff really care! I'm thankful for them!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

He is the best Dr. I've ever had, and I thank him dearly for it.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

The excellent care that I have received from Dr. Hussein has been exceptional.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

I really like Dr Hussein. He really spent the time to explain everything to me. More doctor s should be like him.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Hussein is caring, personable, and explains everything thoroughly. He includes me in every decision and has excellent reasons for his recommendations. He never seems rushed and I think he is an excellent professional.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Doctor Hussein and staff are very thoughtful and kind. I always feel good after my appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Hussein was very congenial and caring. He explained my options for my heart condition and possible outcomes as well as what the next move would be.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr Hussein was outstanding as was the nurse. Listened to my questions and answers and clarified everything for me.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I emailed Dr. Hussein with questions about my recent test and received a reply from Amanda within a couple of hours, wait time was very quick!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I am very grateful for the procedure and follow up by Dr. Hussein. He corrected three failed ablations performed at a highly rated institution.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Hussein is one of the most personable, caring physicians that I have met in the clinic. He also remedied the problem at least for the time being although I know it's never permanent

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

My doc is great and the Cleveland Clinic is amazing

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

As always, the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hussein, and all staff were exceptional in providing me with first class medical care. Thank you !

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Hussein is outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

I have confidence and faith in Dr Hussein. Hes's great!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Hussein is exceptional. I would very much prefer dealing with my physician rather than a PA.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Hussein is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Very good experience, doctor and staff was very nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

I really liked my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Hussein is a wonderful physician and a caring person. No problems to report.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Hussain wanted a Mid- November appt, told me to call in September. Next appt was mid- January.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

After my consult with Dr. Hussein, I had complete confidence that my treatment plan he recommended was absolutely in my best interest!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Exceptional experience. Dr Hussein and his assistant took time to listen, ask questions, and compassionately address concerns. The visit was more than worth the drive. I am thrilled to be a patient in this pratice

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Hussein is an excellent Doctor I feel secured and know he care for me as a patient. He lesen and and take the time to explain you what's going on. Thanks so much for be an excellent Doctor you are the best of best Thanks to you my heart is working. Thanks so much.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Excellent personality, knowledge and made me comfortable in selecting Dr. Hussein as a future Cardologist. Especially liked the time he spent with me and also his follow up with a telephone call.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

This is my fourth experience with a CC physician. All have far exceeded my expectations.

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