Monday, July 14, 2008

TOP 10 CARDIAC CENTERS IN USA

I found this rather interesting article in US news, and thought that I will share it with all of you. Academical and medical-wise, we have always been followers of the US scene.

US News & World Report top 10 for heart and heart surgery for 2008

Rank
Score
1. Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
100.0
2. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
81.0
3. Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
52.5
4. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)
49.5
5. Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA)
48.7
6. New York-Presbyterian (New York, NY)
47.7
7. Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston, TX)
46.2
8. Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)
39.6
9. Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University (St Louis, MO)
35.5
10. University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center
34.6

It is worth noting that The Cleveland clinic remains the mecca of cardiology despite it not having a reknown angioplasty program. Obviously the Cleveland clinic is where coronary angiogram and by-pass surgery had their births. Looking at this list, there are a few notable absentees, for example Stanford University Medical Center and Washington Heart Center. Be that as it may, the list is still very interesting.

2 comments:

dHarjma said...

dont mind me asking, why do you feel the cleveland clinic does not have a strong interventional program?

Jerry Boggs said...

Well if you're going to live an unhealthy lifestyle, I guess Boston is the place to do it. I think it is worth noting that none of the top cardiac centers are in the western U.S., except for L.A. Furthermore, there are only three in the Midwest. Is this typical of most medical fields?

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