Mayo Clinic's Interventional Cardiology Clinic provides patients with expert diagnosis, rapid access to Mayo's state-of-the-art Catheterization Laboratory, consultation with other specialties when needed, and the option of continued care with a Mayo Clinic interventional cardiologist.
Patients are referred from all over the United States to the Interventional Cardiology Clinic for diagnosis and treatment of high-risk and complex forms of coronary artery disease, intractable angina (chest pain) and congenital and valvular heart disorders.
Clinic physicians also collaborate with specialists in other medical specialties to diagnose and treat patients who have carotid artery disease and peripheral vascular disease and who may be helped by catheter-based forms of therapy.
Numerous internationally recognized interventional cardiologists with vast experience in diagnosing and treating the most challenging forms of coronary artery disease and other diseases staff the Interventional Cardiology Clinic. Specialists from surgical, interventional and non-invasive cardiology are brought together at one site to more easily collaborate to provide the most appropriate care for patients.
The Interventional Cardiology Clinic integrates catheterization procedures into a clinical setting and allows patients to consult with physicians and be treated in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory soon after. Patients usually undergo treatment in the catheterization laboratory the same day, rather than setting an appointment for a later date. This approach greatly reduces the stress of waiting for care and the costs and logistic challenges associated with a longer stay or separate trip. Procedures also are performed on Saturdays.
If it is determined that a catheter-based procedure is not possible or appropriate, a patient will be immediately referred to a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon or other specialist, such as a chest pain specialist. Consultations are usually possible within the same day. Read more about Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgery or the Mayo Clinic Chest Pain and Coronary Physiology Clinic.
After treatment, patients may choose to continue their care with a Mayo Clinic interventional cardiologist or may return to their own physician.
Patients may be referred directly to the Interventional Cardiology Clinic by their physician. Generally, next-day access is available for all patients. Physicians may call Mayo Clinic's Interventional Clinic at 507-284-3994, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time, to make a referral.