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The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Mayo Clinic Nurse May Have Saved My Life

My head pounded incessantly. With every sip of water, I felt like I was swallowing razor blades. I coughed and wheezed so hard that my stomach muscles ached. But as sick as I was, this would be one of my healthiest days, because a visit with a vigilant nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic may have [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience evaluating and treating people with aortic valve stenosis and other types of heart valve disease, including complex heart valve conditions.

    Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 15,900 people each year with aortic valve disease.

  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have expertise treating aortic valve stenosis with procedures such as aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, aortic valve repair (valvuloplasty) and other types of heart valve surgery.

    Doctors also may conduct minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves smaller incisions that often result in less pain and a quicker recovery.

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic doctors collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
  • Diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic cardiologists use many tests to accurately diagnose people with aortic valve stenosis. Tests may include echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, cardiac catheterization and others.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors study potential diagnosis and treatment options for aortic valve stenosis and other heart valve diseases and conduct clinical trials. Researchers also study new heart valve surgery options.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

April 21, 2015