Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with mitral valve disease and other types of heart valve disease. Surgeons have extensive experience in performing mitral valve repair and replacement. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 17,500 people with mitral valve disease each year.

Mayo doctors have experience evaluating and treating mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve stenosis.

Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) work with pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat children with mitral valve disease and other heart conditions.

Advanced diagnosis experience

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience using advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3-D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose mitral valve disease and other heart conditions, and to determine the cause of the condition. Mayo doctors perform more than 90,000 echocardiograms each year.

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.

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.