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.
Why choose Mayo Clinic
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.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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