Specialty Groups

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Arizona offers special disease and condition-related clinics and laboratories. These specialty groups bring together the expertise of numerous specialists.

Acquired and Congenital Heart Rhythm Channelopathy Clinic

The Acquired and Congenital Heart Rhythm Channelopathy Clinic staff diagnoses and treats people who have heart rhythm conditions such as long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, short QT syndrome and other rare heart rhythm conditions. An integrated team of doctors, nurses, specialists in genetic conditions (geneticists) and specialists in drug therapy (pharmacists) care for people in the clinic.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program staff includes a team of adult and pediatric cardiologists and surgeons working with nurses and other specialists trained in diagnosing and treating congenital heart diseases in adults.

Anticoagulation Clinic

The Anticoagulation Clinic staff monitors and consults people on long-term medications to prevent blood clots (anticoagulation therapy). This clinic also provides consultative services for the perioperative management of anticoagulation.

Arrhythmia Clinic and Electrophysiology Laboratory

The Arrhythmia Clinic staff provides a full range of cardiac arrhythmia services for adults, including noninvasive diagnostic testing and analysis, and therapeutic procedures, such as catheter- and surgical-based radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation and a variety of other common and rare arrhythmias. The clinic also provides a full range of services for implantation and follow-up of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, including telemedicine follow-up of these rhythm management devices. The Arrhythmia Clinic treats thousands of people who have arrhythmias each year. The Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory staff performs more than 1,000 invasive procedures per year to treat people who have heart rhythm conditions.

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory staff diagnoses and treats people who have cardiovascular conditions. Services include diagnostic right and left heart cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary interventions, peripheral artery interventions and other procedures, including atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff helps people who have heart disease to improve their cardiovascular health through patient education, exercise and nutrition. The program is staffed by doctors, fitness specialists (exercise physiologists), cardiac rehabilitation nurses and nutrition specialists (dietitians).

Cardiology Clinic

The cardiology staff diagnoses, monitors and treats people who have common and rare cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, complicated hypertension, valvular heart diseases and congestive heart failure.

Staff in this clinic conducts enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), a nonsurgical outpatient treatment of refractory angina and lipopheresis, which is available for people who have severe blockages and who are unable to have bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty. EECP is believed to work by improving heart and blood vessel function in a manner similar to that occurring during exercise. Symptoms are improved through the benefits of a more "efficient" heart and blood vessel system.

Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinic

The Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinic staff diagnoses and treats people who have congestive heart failure. The staff also evaluates people with advanced congestive heart failure to test if they are candidates for heart transplants. The clinic provides many treatment options for people with advanced heart failure, including ventricular assist devices, continuous home-infusion of drugs (inotropes) and complex surgeries (for valvular or coronary artery disease).

Heart, Health and Performance Program

In the Heart, Health and Performance Program, staff members assess your current heart health and risk, using analysis of conventional cardiovascular risk factors, your exercise routine and nutrition evaluation. Novel risk stratification tools are also available including CT calcium score and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). The Heart, Health and Performance Program provides you with a complete plan, including exercise and diet prescriptions, to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and help you live a healthy lifestyle.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic staff diagnoses and treats people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic condition which can cause a thickened heart muscle and can lead to serious conditions, including sudden cardiac death. The staff creates personalized treatment plans to meet your needs. An integrated team of specialists from cardiology, cardiac surgery, genetics and other areas works together to provide the most appropriate care for you.

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic staff diagnoses and treats people who have pulmonary hypertension creating individualized treatment plans and offering follow-up care. The integrated staff includes cardiologists, pulmonologists (lung disease specialists) and rheumatologists (rheumatic disease specialists) and specialized nurses.

Vascular Medicine Clinic

The Vascular Medicine Clinic staff diagnoses and treats people who have vascular diseases, including venous, arterial and lymphatic diseases. The integrated team in the clinic includes cardiologists with training in peripheral vascular diseases, cardiologists with training in catheter-assisted procedures (interventional cardiologists), vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists. The team will tailor an individualized treatment plan treatment that is most appropriate for you.