Doctors with a 3-D model of the heart Research discussion

Mayo Clinic doctors collaborate and discuss new research and technology, including 3-D printed models of the heart and valves.

Mayo Clinic cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and others study new diagnostic tests and potential treatments for people with mitral valve disease, such as minimally invasive heart surgery and catheter procedures. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Doctors also study and use advanced technology, such as using 3-D models printed of the heart and valves to prepare for mitral valve surgery. Read more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on mitral valve disease on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

March 03, 2017
  1. Mitral regurgitation. Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed Sept. 23, 2016.
  2. Mitral stenosis. Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed Sept. 22, 2016.
  3. What is heart valve disease? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed Sept. 20, 2016.
  4. Bonow RO, et al., eds. Valvular heart disease. In: Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 10th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2015. Accessed Aug. 16, 2016.
  5. Getting support. American Heart Association. Accessed Nov. 4, 2016.
  6. How can I make my lifestyle healthier? American Heart Association. Accessed Nov. 18, 2016.
  7. Nishimura RA, et al. Mitral valve disease — Current management and future challenges. Lancet. 2016;387:1324.
  8. Ruiz CE, et al. Transcatheter therapies for the treatment of valvular and paravalvular regurgitation in acquired and congenital valvular heart disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015;66:169.
  9. Nishimura RA, et al. 2014 AHA/ACC guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2014;148:e1.
  10. AskMayoExpert. Mitral regurgitation. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2016.
  11. Riggin ER. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Aug. 12, 2016.
  12. Taggarse AK, et al. How has robotic repair changed the landscape of mitral valve surgery? Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2015;4:358.
  13. Daniels BK. Echo Information Management System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct 18, 2016.

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