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Most 13-year-old girls wouldn't see having a scar down the middle of their chests as cool. Lola Montilla, however, is not your average 13-year-old girl. When she looks at the scar on her chest from the surgery she had at Mayo Clinic to repair the Ebstein’s anomaly heart defect she was born with, she says [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart disease (pediatric cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) and others have many years of experience evaluating and treating adults and children with atrial septal defects and other congenital heart diseases. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 3,200 people with atrial septal defects each year.
  • Multidisciplinary team. Mayo Clinic doctors work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide you with coordinated care.
  • Treatment expertise. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have expertise treating atrial septal defects with many options. Doctors repair atrial septal defects with catheter procedures, minimally invasive heart surgery or open-heart surgery.
  • Congenital heart disease treatment. Mayo Clinic cardiologists and others have experience and expertise treating congenital heart diseases, including atrial septal defects. A multidisciplinary team in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treats adults and children with congenital heart disease.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors study potential diagnostic tests and treatments for atrial septal defect and other congenital heart diseases and conduct clinical trials.

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

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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