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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

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 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

229 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Top Notch, the Doctor was very informative. Answered all my questions. I felt better about the procedure once I met with him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I did recommend Dr Hussein to my niece

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Hussein is one of the kindest individuals I have ever encountered. And. He's smart.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Hussein is knowledgeable, professional, helpful, & friendly. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr Hussein listened to my concerns and answered thoughtfully.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Very direct and somewhat forceful in his recommendations. I took him very concerned.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Hussein was warm and personable. I felt heard and I experienced him as knowledgeable and thoughful.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Hussein is awesome! I do feel like he truly cares about his patience and he definitely listens and tries to come up with a solution that truly works.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Had a great and thorough appt. I did not feel rushed in any way, had time to voice all my concerns, and have a good understanding of my next steps. The doctor was patient and sincere

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I'd give Dr. Hussein a "10" if you'd let me.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Doctors staff real good & informative.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Hussein is a very caring physician who listens to every concern and provides professional, knowledgeable answers to all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

I loved the Dr and the whole experience

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr. Hussein always exceeds my expectations once I am able to get through the bureaucracy of the Clinic to set up a discussion.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Hussein is an excellent physician. He sure care about his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

We Love Dr. Hussein and his staff! He has always been very attentive and courteous.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Very good . Doctor spent a lot of time answering my questions.

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

*Dr. Hussein is very caring & a great surgeon. He helped get my life back.

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!

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