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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Return to Work Assessment/Work Physiology
  • Clinical Cardiology Section
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Exercise Counseling
  • General Cardiology
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Heart Brain Medicine
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Noninvasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Post Operative Cardiac Care in Hospital or OPD
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Second Opinion
  • Selection of Appropriate Valve Operation
  • Selection of Patients for Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Selection of Patients for Valvular Surgery
  • Stress Testing
  • Timing of Valve Surgery
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Atheroembolism
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Blocked Arteries
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cancer and Heart Disease
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Claudication
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Iliac Artery Aneurysm
  • Iliac Artery Occlusion (Blockage)
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Inoperable Coronary Artery Disease
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Lipedema
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Near-Syncope
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Post Maze Arrhythmia
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Restenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
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About Melina Aguinaga Meza, MD

Melina T. Aguinaga Meza, MD, is a general cardiologist in the Section of Regional Cardiovascular Medicine in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. She sees patients at South Pointe Medical Office Building and South Pointe Hospital.

Specialty Interests: Preventive cardiology, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, women’s heart disease

Experience: Dr. Aguinaga Meza has been caring for patients with a broad range of heart conditions since 2012. She is experienced in performing transesophageal echocardiography and direct current cardioversion and interpreting noninvasive cardiac diagnostic tests, including echocardiograms, nuclear cardiac studies, stress tests, electrocardiograms and Holter and cardiac monitor recordings. 

She is board certified in critical care medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and internal medicine. 

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic is nationally ranked and globally recognized as the world leader in cardiovascular care. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx. 

Education: Dr. Aguinaga Meza earned her doctorate in medicine from Faculty of Medicine of the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. She completed her internal medicine residency, awarded with distinction, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, serving as chief resident in her last year. She remained at Henry Ford to complete her specialty training with fellowships in cardiovascular disease and critical care medicine. 

Before joining the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2021, Dr. Aguinaga Meza was in practice for nine years with Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, University of Kentucky Healthcare in Lexington, Ky.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Aguinaga Meza has coauthored scientific papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals and is a manuscript reviewer for American Journal of Critical Care, Echocardiography Journal and VAD Journal, a journal devoted to research in mechanical assisted circulation, heart failure, cardiology and ventricular assist devices. She has presented at national and regional medical meetings, including the American Heart Association and Michigan Chapter of the American College of Cardiology annual scientific sessions. 

About Dr. Aguinaga Meza: “I have been practicing cardiology for nearly a decade, serving patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions, from prevention to critical illness requiring multiple cardiac interventions. It has been very gratifying and an honor to help them throughout multiple phases of their cardiac care and implement primary and secondary prevention strategies, empowering them to live a healthier life for themselves and their families.”

Leisure Activities: In her leisure time, Dr. Aguinaga Meza enjoys hiking, running, meditation and yoga, and playing board games with her family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Henry Ford Health Systems
Critical Care Medicine
Detroit, MI United States

Fellowship - Henry Ford Health System
Cardiovascular Disease
Detroit, MI

Residency - Henry Ford Hospital
Internal Medicine
Detroit, MI United States

Residency - British American Hospital
Internal Medicine
Lima, Peru

Medical Education - Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (Peru)
Lima, Peru


  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
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 4/5/2024, Dr. Aguinaga Meza 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

57 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

4 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Doctor truly cares for.my health!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr.Meza is remarkable, knowledgeable and patient. I feel very fortunate have her.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

She really listened and made suggestions

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