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 & Pacing Section
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (programming)
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Temporary Pacemakers
View all 11 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)
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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 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 School - 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 - 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

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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 5/30/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

154 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

i live in TN and traveling to the heart clinic presented its own set of problems to overcome. i appreciated the staff understanding and kindness as they worked me. i choose cleveland heart clinic for a second opinion as requested by my cartilogist at UT Medical hospital. i found dr hussein to be knowledgeable and felt comfortable in his care. the hospital nurses gave be excellance care and i have told many that the cleveland heart group is number one and i will go the extra miles if needed without a second thought. thank you dr hussein for giving me my life back. Thank you staff for your kindness and understanding. Thank you heart floor nurses for the excellant care you gave me.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

I very much appreciated my provider's spending time to discuss all of my questions and present thorough explanations. This visit was a medical experience like none other I have ever had, and I am so happy to be under the care of the Cleveland Clinic for this problem. If I weren't' living so far away, I would want Cleveland Clinic to handle all my medical needs.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Dr. Huessin is the BEST!

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

This was the first time that a DR took all the time I needed and explained things so I could understand.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Dr Hussein is absolutely the very best of the best

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Overall, great visit. Upfront staff was courteous. Wait time was next to none and Dr Hussein was AWESOME.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dr. Hussein is very knowledgable, spends more than enough time addressing any concerns and is very respective of my time .

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dr. Hussein was very apologetic about our having to wait 15" An apology was not necessary since I know that he attempts to spend as much time as is needed with all of his patients and I appreciate that. I have never felt rushed and he tries to answer any and all questions that I may have.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

*Dr. Hussein is calm, understand and interesting and has workable ideas for treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

we did wait a while . Appts can be longer and I would hope if mine was, the person waiting would be patient also. Dr. Hussein has done a lot fir me inluding taking away some medications. also helped with my surgery (not heart) when I needed it.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Dr. Hussein took the time to listen to me, understand my questions (and those from my family), and fully explained everything to us. I never felt rushed during my time spent with him

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2017

Dr. explained treatment and medication options exceptionally well and put us at ease about my treatment

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017

Overall interest in my health and any questions I had exceeded expectations.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017

Dr Hussein was very thorough and informative about our upcoming plans for treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017

Dr. Hussein professional manner serves as a model for compassionate, articulate, incisive medical care in this modern age of haste and motivation of income rather than outcome. Dr. Hussein exemplified the international reputation that the patients' concerns are our first priority. An outstanding consultation rewarding our travel to Houston from Philadelphia.

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