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Ask the Heart Surgeon
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Per Wierup, MD, PhD

  • Heart Surgeon
  • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute

For the 23rd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “2017-18 Best Hospitals.” Since 1994, no hospital in the country has ranked higher than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care. Please join us to have your heart questions answered live by heart surgeon Per Wierup, MD, PhD.

The Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute is the largest cardiovascular practice in the U.S. No hospital in America sees more patients for heart and vascular conditions than Cleveland Clinic. Our caregivers have collectively seen it all and experienced it all. Cleveland Clinic’s long history of innovations, from the first cardiac catheterization to new diagnostic imaging approaches and treatments for heart disease – provides a legacy of excellence in patient care, research and education.

Per Wierup, MD, PhD, is a heart surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His specialty interests include Heart valve surgery, including mitral valve repair, robotic mitral valve surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, tricuspid valve repair (Cone repair), endocarditis; aortic aneurysm repair, including aortic root reconstruction and valve-sparing aortic root replacement with the David procedure; Maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation; myectomy and surgery to relieve left-ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

Dr. Wierup earned his medical degree and a PhD in cardiothoracic surgery with a specialty in lung transplantation from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He served his residency in general surgery and anesthesia at Kristianstad Hospital, Karlshamm, Sweden, and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery at University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Dr. Wierup completed his subspecialty training as a fellow in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic 1998-1999. He was named to the Cleveland Clinic staff in 2017.

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