What Are the Top 10 Heart Hospitals in the World?

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The top 10 cardiology hospitals include Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, New York Presbyterian, Duke and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Also included in the top 10 facilities are Massachusetts General, University of Penn, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, St. Francis and Mount Sinai in New York. These rankings are from 2014 by U.S. News and World Report.

Cardiology hospitals are ranked according to several factors, explains U.S. News and World Report. Hospitals are only judged if they treated at least 1,335 difficult heart problems each year. Hospitals are judged on a variety of categories including trauma care, patient volume, patient satisfaction, nurse staffing and patient safety.

Just because a hospital is listed higher than another in cardiology does not mean it is the best for a patient's particular case, as hospitals are ranked on their average over a variety of conditions and procedures, advises U.S. News and World Report. Besides cardiology hospitals, the organization has 16 other categories of hospitals it ranks every July. Other categories include best hospitals, best regional hospitals and best children's hospitals.

A similar list by Thompson-Reuters came out in 2015. It does not rank hospitals in order but rather groups hospitals together based on similarities such as teaching hospitals, according to Healthcare Finance. All of the top 10 hospitals on the U.S. News and Reports list are also seen on the Thompson-Reuters list.