Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with aortic valve disease and other types of heart valve disease.
Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 15,900 people each year with aortic valve disease.
- Collaboration. Mayo Clinic doctors collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have expertise treating aortic valve disease with procedures including aortic valve repair (valvuloplasty), aortic valve replacement, balloon valvuloplasty and other types of heart valve surgery.
Surgeons also perform minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves smaller incisions and often results in less pain and a quicker recovery. Mayo doctors have experience performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve.
- Diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic cardiologists use many tests to accurately diagnose people with aortic valve disease. Tests may include echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, cardiac catheterization and others.
- Research. Mayo Clinic doctors study potential diagnosis and treatment options for aortic valve disease and other heart valve diseases and conduct clinical trials.
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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- What is heart valve disease? National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hvd/. Accessed April 29, 2014.
- Aortic regurgitation. The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular_disorders/valvular_disorders/aortic_regurgitation.html. Accessed May 27, 2014.
- Cook AJ. Decision Support System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. May 2, 2014.