Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) see about 200,000 people with cardiovascular diseases each year.

Research

Under the umbrella of the Cardiovascular Research Center, Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new diagnostic tests and treatments for heart disease. Some ongoing programs include:

  • The Structural Heart Disease Program, which focuses on congenital heart disease, pericardial disease and valvular heart disease, among other cardiovascular conditions.
  • The Heart Rhythm Disease Program, which focuses on several areas related to cardiac arrhythmias, including treatment approaches to sudden arrhythmia death and atrial fibrillation, as well as the effectiveness of different types of cardiac devices.
  • The Preventive Cardiology Program, which is designed to increase understanding and education about ways to prevent heart disease and to encourage preventive care, including precision medicine through genomics and bioinformatics and utilizing novel tools for phenotyping.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked 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.

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

Aug. 02, 2017
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