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Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic

Cardiologist

Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

  • Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, is Chief Executive Officer and President of Cleveland Clinic, leading an $8 billion healthcare system that includes a main campus in Cleveland, Ohio, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers, and facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, and London.
  • Dr. Mihaljevic previously served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), where he oversaw the opening of the 365-bed hospital and clinic, with 3,000 caregivers, in 2015.
  • Dr. Mihaljevic was chief of staff and chairman of the Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at CCAD.
  • He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  
  • He has performed almost 3,000 operations over the course of his career, specializing in minimally invasive and robotically assisted procedures, valve replacement and repair, image-guided surgery, heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
  • Dr. Mihaljevic received his medical degree from the Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia. 
  •  He did residencies in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was chief resident in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

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Qualifications

  • Medical degree from the Medical School, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Trained in cardiac surgery at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. 

Procedure

10 procedures across 1 departments

Aortic Valve Repair treatments abroad Aortic valve repair is the reconstruction of both form and function of the malfunctioning aortic valve. Most frequently it is applied for the therapy of aortic regurgitation. Aortic valve (AV) repair is now recognized as a good substitute for prosthetic valve replacement in selected patients suffering from aortic inadequacy (AI) or proximal aorta aneurysm. During the procedure, the cardiologist makes an incision on the breastbone to repair or replace the

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Cardiac Assessment treatments abroad  The cardiovascular examination is a portion of the physical examination that involves evaluation of the cardiovascular system. The exact contents of the examination will vary depending on the presenting complaint, but a complete examination will involve the heart (cardiac examination), lungs (pulmonary examination), belly (abdominal examination) and the blood vessels (peripheral vascular examination). The cardiac examination is based on the differ

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Cardiac CT treatments abroad Computed tomography, commonly known as a CT scan, combines multiple X-ray images with the aid of a computer to produce cross-sectional views of the body. Cardiac CT is a heart-imaging test that uses CT technology with or without intravenous contrast to visualize the heart anatomy, coronary circulation, and great vessels (which includes the aorta, pulmonary veins, and arteries). There are several types of CT scans used in the diagnosis of heart disease, includin

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Cardiology Consultation treatments abroad Cardiology, also known as cardiovascular medicine and a subspecialty of internal medicine, is a medical field that focuses primarily on the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and disorders that affect the heart. Doctors that specialize in this particular field are known as cardiologists. For patients with heart problems, the initial cardiology consultation and subsequent consultations are essential parts of a medical treatment process. Not

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Cardiothoracic Surgery treatments abroad  Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease). In most countries, cardiac surgery (involving the heart and the great vessels) and general thoracic surgery (involving the lungs, esophagus, thymus, etc.) are separate surgical specialties.

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery treatments abroad Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most common heart disease conditions and happens when cholesterol and other materials build up in the artery walls, narrowing the artery and reducing the blood supply to the heart. This leads to chest pain and in the worse cases to a stroke, which can damage the patient life quality or have even more serious consequences. One way to treat this condition is to provide the blood a new way

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Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) treatments abroad An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is an examination that detects how your heart is functioning by determining the electrical activity of the heart. With every heartbeat, an electrical impulse travels through your heart. The wave causes the muscle to squeeze and propel blood from the heart. The electrical activity of the heart is then computed, analyzed, and printed out. No electricity is sent into the body. An EKG will help your doctor under

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Heart Valve replacement is a medical procedure to substitute one or more of the heart valves damaged, or affected by a disease. The process is done as an alternative to valve repair. In conditions when valve repair or catheter-based procedures become nonviable, the cardiologist may propose undergoing the valve replacement surgery. During the procedure, your cardio-surgeon detaches the heart valve and restores it with a mechanical one or one made from cow, pig or human heart tissue (biological ti

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Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB) treatments abroad Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery encompasses making slight incisions on the chest. The surgery involves less blood loss, lower risk of infection and smaller scars. The surgery can be done without stopping the heart. Therefore, patient does not need to be put on a heart-lung machine for this procedure. How much does a Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass procedure cost? The average co

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Pacemaker Implantation treatments abroad Pacemaker implantation is a procedure required by patients whose heart's conduction system is not working in the way it should. Patients may suffer from an irregular heartbeat or damages to their heart muscle as a result of a heart attack. The pacemaker is a small electrical device in metal used to regulate the heartbeat, that weighs between 20 and 50 g and is inserted under the skin on the chest below the collarbone, near the heart and connected

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