Patrick Vargo, MD

Patrick Vargo, MD
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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2288
Desk:
216.444.2288
Fax:
216.636.9290
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Aorta Graft
  • Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  • Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Complex Aorta Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • David Procedure
  • David Reimplantation Operation
  • Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Epicardial Lead Placement
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
  • Heart Surgery Reoperation
  • Heart Valve Disease - Percutaneous Interventions
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
  • Myectomy
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • Off Pump Heart Surgery
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Treatment
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pericardium Surgery
  • Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
  • Pulmonic Valve Replacement
  • Radial Artery and Saphenous Vein Harvesting
  • Removal of Atrial Myxoma
  • Reoperation Valve Surgery
  • Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
  • Stent Grafting
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thoraco-Abdominal-Aneurysms
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Replacement
  • Valve Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysms
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myxomas
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Biography

About Patrick Vargo, MD

Patrick Vargo, MD, is a cardiac (heart) surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Aortic valve surgery; surgery for aortic aneurysms and dissections, including minimally invasive and hybrid interventions; transcatheter valve interventions; re-operative cardiac surgery; coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

Education: Dr. Vargo earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his internship and residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Cleveland Clinic and was selected as administrative chief resident in his final year of residency. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2019.

Experience and Outcomes: Cleveland Clinic heart surgeons perform more than 4,500 surgeries a year at Cleveland Clinic main campus. In 2017 our in-hospital mortality rate for patients undergoing CABG or heart valve surgery was lower than expected based on comparison data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. For the 834 patients who underwent CABG at Cleveland Clinic, our mortality rate was .6%, compared with an expected rate of 1.6%. For aortic valve replacement, our mortality rate was 1.1%, compared with an expected rate of 1.8%, and for mitral valve replacement our mortality rate was 1.7%, compared with an expected rate of 4.3%. Our mortality rate among the 402 patients who underwent mitral valve repair was 0, compared with an expected rate of .6%.

Research and Publications: Dr. Vargo has co-authored scientific papers on complex cardiac and thoracic surgeries published in leading medical and surgical journals. He also has presented clinical research findings at medical meetings, and has co-authored a chapter in a heart valve manual with two other Cleveland Clinic cardiovascular surgeons, published in 2017.
 
About Dr. Vargo: “I enjoy being a heart surgeon because it gives me the opportunity to help patients get through a difficult time. Heart disease can be frightening and overwhelming. It is a privilege to treat these conditions and see patients return to feeling better and living a healthy life.”
 
Leisure Activities: In his leisure time Dr. Vargo enjoys hiking, movies, baseball and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Thoracic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2019

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2013

Undergraduate - Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH USA
2009

Specialty Interests

Aortic valve surgery; surgery for aortic aneurysms and dissections, including minimally invasive and hybrid interventions; transcatheter valve interventions; re-operative cardiac surgery; coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

Awards & Honors

  • Bryant Award for Clinical Excellence in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2019
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Xavier University, 2009
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/6/2019, Dr. Vargo 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.

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