Structural Heart Disease Consulting

Our Focus

The evolving healthcare environment requires cardiology programs to maximize their use of innovative, minimally invasive treatments for structural heart disease and implement appropriate systems for ensuring safety, quality of care and accountability. Cleveland Clinic’s Cardiovascular Advisory Services consultants can help you develop and sustain a structural heart disease program that delivers the utmost value for patients, practitioners and your program.

Our Approach

Cleveland Clinic has been on the cutting edge of cardiovascular care for decades, having been designated the No. 1 cardiology and heart surgery program in the nation for more than 20 years in U.S. News & World Report’s survey of “Best Hospitals”. Our consultants parlay that expertise into helping other cardiology programs around the nation improve their outcomes with respect to patient care and satisfaction, safety, and overall value, among other metrics.

We begin with a thorough evaluation of all aspects of your program. We’ll gather initial information to provide our team an overview of your program and then conduct an on-site review. Your team also will have the opportunity to tour the cardiology labs and hybrid operating rooms at Cleveland Clinic. Administrative and clinical experts will advise you on how TAVR and structural interventional care can be best delivered in your local market.

Scope of Services

  • Hybrid operating rooms
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Percutaneous valve repair
  • Minimally invasive valve repair with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) 

MICHELLE SWEAT – MSN, RN CLINICAL CONSULTANT, STRATEGIC OPERATIONS, MILLER FAMILY HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE

MICHELLE SWEAT – MSN, RN
CLINICAL CONSULTANT, STRATEGIC OPERATIONS, MILLER FAMILY HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE

Michelle Sweat, MSN, RN
CLINICAL CONSULTANT, STRATEGIC OPERATIONS, MILLER FAMILY HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE

Michelle Sweat is responsible for the assessment, collaboration and implementation of processes in the catheterization laboratory and hybrid operating rooms.

She identifies opportunities related to operations, patient safety, education and quality improvement. Michelle had 12 years of intensive care nursing experience prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2008 as a nurse in the catheterization laboratory and hybrid operating room.

Michelle performed several roles including circulator, scrub, monitor, device preparation for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and MitraClip, and assisted with organization and design of the hybrid operating rooms. Michelle earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing with dual focus on healthcare administration and education.

Michelle has served as guest faculty for institutions including the Association of Operating Room Nurses and St. Vincent Heart and Vascular Center. 

For more information please contact Michelle Sweat: