Why choose Mayo Clinic

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Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

When Virgil Jernigan came to Mayo Clinic for foot surgery, he was in for a lifesaving surprise. During an exam before his surgery, he mentioned to his nurse practitioner that he had been feeling fatigued and short of breath. So she ordered cardiac testing. Virgil was shocked to learn he had a leaking mitral valve – [...]

Why choose Mayo Clinic for heart valve disease

  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic is one of the largest medical centers in the United States for heart valve disease treatment. Mayo physicians treat or diagnose about 4,000 patients annually for heart valve disease. Heart surgeons perform hundreds of surgeries each year to repair or replace heart valves.
  • Specialized teamwork. A team of doctors with training in heart disease (cardiologists), heart surgeons and other heart valve disease specialists provides you with integrated, coordinated care.
  • Efficient care. In Mayo Clinic's system, your cardiologist and treatment team will examine you, diagnose your condition and develop your treatment plan promptly.
  • Cutting-edge medicine. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons have been instrumental in developing innovative surgical techniques to treat heart valve disease. When possible, surgeons use minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves the use of smaller incisions.

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.

Related book: Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life! book provides an easy-to-follow plan to prevent and conquer heart disease.

Feb. 06, 2014