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Russell Raymond, DO, is an Interventional Cardiologist in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Raymond specializes in cardiac catheterization and high-risk coronary interventions including angioplasty, stent and atherectomy (directional and rotational). He also has a special interest in the use of hemodynamic support devices, including intra-aortic balloon pump, Impeller, and ECMO; and investigational devices and intracoronary ultrasound.
Specialty/Clinical interests: Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, coronary stenting, coronary artery atherectomy, high-risk coronary intervention, drug-eluting stenting and the use of hemodynamic support devices, including intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, and ECMO.
Number of Procedures Performed: Dr. Raymond performs an average of 600 heart catheterizations and coronary interventions each year. He has performed more than 15,000 of these procedures throughout his career.
Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Raymond received his undergraduate degree from Asbury College in Kentucky, followed by his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He interned at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and completed his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He completed fellowships at Cleveland Clinic for advanced training in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has been with Cleveland Clinic as an Interventional Cardiologist since 1988.
Research and Publications: Dr. Raymond has long been involved in many clinical research studies related to cardiac issues and treatments, including bioresorbable stents (ABSORB), and the use of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery compared with percutaneous intervention for patients with severe triple vessel disease. He has co-authored chapters for medical textbooks and published numerous articles and abstracts in leading peer-reviewed publications, including Circulation, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and European Heart Journal.
About Dr. Raymond: “My greatest strength in addition to providing expert interventional care is to treat my patients as family and help them feel as comfortable as they can in a large institution.”
Leisure Activities: In his spare time, Dr. Raymond enjoys playing golf, medical mission work and spending time with family, including his grandchildren.
Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting, and the use of hemodynamic support devices including intraaortic balloon pump, Impeller, and ECMO. Coronary artery disease, stent restenosis, total coronary occlusions, angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, stent-coronary, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary intervention, drug eluting stenting
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