Expertise and rankings

A doctor and surgeon in a discussion. Collaboration

A Mayo Clinic doctor and surgeon collaborate and discuss heart valve disease.

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and others have experience diagnosing and treating all types of heart valve disease. Mayo doctors evaluate or treat more than 31,500 people each year with heart valve disease.

Treatment expertise

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with heart valve disease. A multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other medical staff trained and experienced in evaluating and treating heart valve disease collaborate to provide your care.

A doctor consulting with a patient Heart valve disease discussion at Mayo Clinic

A Mayo Clinic doctor discusses heart valve disease with a person.

Treatment in children

Doctors at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have treated children with congenital heart disease for many years. Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience evaluating and treating children with heart disease.

Research and innovation

Mayo doctors have been pioneers in many types of heart valve surgery, such as mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair, for many years.

Mayo doctors have continued this tradition of research and innovation in heart valve disease. Doctors have researched innovative types of heart valve repair and replacement. Researchers study new procedures to repair or replace heart valves using catheter procedures, minimally invasive heart surgery and other surgical techniques.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic continue to study new diagnostic tests and treatment options for heart valve disease 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.

March 03, 2017
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