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.
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At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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- Mitral stenosis. The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular_disorders/valvular_disorders/mitral_stenosis.html?qt=mitral%20regurgitation&alt=sh. Accessed May 1, 2014.
- What is heart valve disease? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hvd/. Accessed May 1, 2014.
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