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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 – [...]

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with mitral valve disease and other types of heart valve disease.

    Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 17,000 people with mitral valve disease each year.

  • Collaboration. Mayo Clinic cardiologists work together as a multidisciplinary team with cardiovascular surgeons and doctors in other areas to provide the most appropriate care to meet your needs.
  • Treatment expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have expertise treating mitral valve disease with procedures including mitral valve repair, mitral valve replacement and other types of heart valve surgery. Doctors and surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, have experience treating children with mitral valve disease.

    Surgeons also perform minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves smaller incisions that often result in less pain and a quicker recovery.

  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors study new diagnosis and treatment options for mitral valve disease and other heart valve diseases and conduct clinical trials.

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.

Sept. 03, 2014