Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons research diagnostic tests and treatment options for aortic valve disease. Read more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.

Areas of research may include:

  • Imaging tests, such as echocardiography, multidetector computerized tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Minimally invasive procedures to treat aortic valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other catheter procedures
  • Outcomes of TAVR compared with open-heart surgery in people with different levels of surgical risk
  • 3-D printing of models of the heart and valves that doctors may study to prepare to conduct heart valve surgery


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on aortic valve disease on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

March 23, 2017
  1. Problem: Aortic valve stenosis. American Heart Association. Accessed Oct. 31, 2016.
  2. Problem: Aortic valve regurgitation. American Heart Association. Accessed Oct. 31, 2016.
  3. What is heart valve disease? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed Aug. 15, 2016.
  4. Bonow RO, et al., eds. Valvular heart disease. In: Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 10th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2015. Accessed Aug. 16, 2016.
  5. AskMayoExpert. Aortic valve stenosis (adult). Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2016.
  6. Nishimura RA, et al. 2014 AHA/ACC guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014;148:e1.
  7. Aldea GS. Minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery. Accessed Aug. 15, 2016.
  8. Ruiz CE, et al. Transcatheter therapies for the treatment of valvular and paravalvular regurgitation in acquired and congenital valvular heart disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015;66:169.
  9. Getting support. American Heart Association.  Accessed Nov. 4, 2016.
  10. Daniels BK. Echo Information Management System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct 18, 2016.
  11. Riggin EA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Aug. 4, 2016.
  12. Clavel MA, et al. The complex nature of discordant severe calcified aortic valve disease grading: New insights from combined Doppler echocardiographic and computed tomographic study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013;62:2329.
  13. How can I make my lifestyle healthier? American Heart Association. Accessed Nov. 18, 2016.

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