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.