I have no idea how far you have to travel to get there, but the Cleveland Clinic has one of the best heart units in the country.
If you're worried about your situation, then yes, put your mind at ease and make the trip.
Eight months ago I underwent a quadruple by-pass, and it was done by one of the Clinic Doctors, great !
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