Cleveland Clinic 2022-2023 U.S. News Rankings: Heart Innovations, Patient Stories and Highlights

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For the 28th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic is America’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings, while earning a Top 5 overall ranking for the 24th year in a row.  

Since 1995, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care. Patients travel from all 50 states and 136 countries to Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute for expert care and exceptional outcomes.

Inspiring Patient Stories

Woman Gets Married Hours Before Undergoing Heart Transplant
Hours after Kimberly said “I do!”, she underwent a heart transplant. Her mom and brother share the same genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM. After transplant, Kimberly says she sees no limitations in her future.

Courtesy: Lael Nafziger Photography

Five Months After Aortic Root Aneurysm Surgery, Man Runs the Boston Marathon
Last year, Brad completed the Boston Marathon five months after surgery to repair a potentially fatal heart condition. Dr. Tamanna Singh, his cardiologist who put together his training plan, watched him cross the finish line.

Courtesy: Brad Way

Man with Heart Condition Finds Relief After Effective Drug Reduces Need for Surgery
Larry’s heart condition, called obstructive HCM, made him eligible for a clinical trial. For 18 months he’s used a drug designed to reduce the need for surgery. Results for Larry have meant symptom relief without undergoing any invasive procedures. Learn more about this research trial.

Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic

Gene Therapy Gives Hope to People with Premature Heart Disease
Despite being in good health, Don suddenly needed quintuple bypass surgery. Tests discovered a genetic disorder. Don is part of a study using a therapy that “turns off” the gene that creates the risk for premature heart disease. Learn more about this research trial. 

Courtesy: Don Kosec 

Additional Research & Highlights

Cleveland Clinic Performs First Implant of a Dual-Chamber Leadless Pacemaker in United States                    Cleveland Clinic successfully implanted a dual-chamber leadless pacemaker system in the first patient in the United States as part of a global clinical trial, which aims to offer heart rhythm patients a more targeted approach through a less invasive procedure with fewer complications.

Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Heart Attack Protocol Improves Survival and Reduces Disparities for All Patients, Regardless of Socioeconomic Factors 
Study shows rate of in-hospital death among patients that reside in low-socioeconomic neighborhoods decreased by over 50% after protocol implementation.

Five-Year Data Confirm Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Heart Attack Protocol Improves Survival, Reduces Disparities Between Men and Women                                                                                                                        
A five-year program examined how the health system improved heart attack outcomes in women – reducing deaths by more than 50% and eliminating many gender disparities in STEMI care.