Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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At Mayo Clinic, medical and surgical specialists from over 40 areas are available to collaborate in the treatment of your child.

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Patient stories

Rare Heart Condition Turns Young Athlete into Advocate

Growing up, Joe Meyer loved sports. In elementary school, he played basketball and baseball. The summer before he entered eighth grade, the Jacksonville, Florida, youth decided to give football a try. Before he took to the gridiron, Joe visited his pediatrician for sports physical. At that appointment, his doctor noticed a heart murmur. Joe, then [...]

  • Experience in treatments. At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in heart conditions (adult cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists) have evaluated and treated children and adults with congenital heart disease for more than 60 years. Heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) have extensive experience treating congenital heart diseases.

    Each year, doctors evaluate and treat more than 10,000 adults and children with congenital heart disease.

  • Experience in transplants. When needed, Mayo Clinic also offers an experienced heart transplant program. Cardiologists, heart surgeons and other specialists work together closely on a daily basis to care for children with congenital heart disease.
  • Specialized, ongoing care. The staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota treats children with all types of congenital heart disease.

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

Feb. 04, 2016