Expertise and rankings

Decades of experience

Doctors at Mayo Clinic have evaluated and treated adults and children with congenital heart disease for more than 60 years. Each year, doctors evaluate and treat more than 5,000 children with congenital heart disease.

Leading-edge medicine

Specialists at Mayo Clinic's Center for Congenital Heart Disease use the most modern technology and treatment options, including minimally invasive heart surgery and catheter-based therapies, to provide the best care possible for you or your child.

Transplant expertise

When needed, Mayo Clinic also offers an experienced heart transplant program. Mayo Clinic's Transplant Center team members are leaders and innovators in heart transplant, immunosuppressive (anti-rejection) medicine and cardiac assist devices that help people live better while waiting for a donor heart.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new diagnostic tests and treatments for congenital heart conditions and conduct clinical trials.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.

June 17, 2017
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