Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Mom of 6-Year-Old Counts Reasons to Take Heart Health Seriously

Marla Burkhart's story dates back to 2009, when she underwent an emergency cesarean section at Mayo Clinic eight weeks before her due date. Before the surgery took place, doctors discovered that Marla had a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy, a rare pregnancy-related heart condition that occurs in about 1 in 3,000 deliveries and causes inefficient blood [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) have experience diagnosing and treating people with cardiovascular diseases. Doctors diagnose and treat more than 177,000 people with cardiovascular diseases each year.
  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and other doctors collaborates to evaluate you and provide the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

    Pediatric cardiologists at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota work with adult cardiologists to care for people of all ages.

  • Surgical expertise. Mayo Clinic cardiac and thoracic surgeons and cardiologists perform more than 9,000 cardiovascular and cardiothoracic procedures each year using the most current management and surgical techniques.

    Surgeons have experience and expertise performing minimally invasive heart surgery, such as robot-assisted heart surgery; ventricular assist device implantation; transcatheter aortic valve replacement; surgery to treat congenital heart disease in children and adults; heart valve surgery; and many other complex procedures.

  • Research. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials, research and new treatments.

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


Watch Mayo Clinic cardiologists and others discuss many conditions and treatments related to cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular surgery.

July 29, 2014