Pulmonary hypertension care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. A multidisciplinary team of pulmonary hypertension specialists collaborates as a team to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach often allows doctors to evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan within a few days.
  • Individualized approach. Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Surgical experience. Mayo surgeons have extensive experience in pulmonary-hypertension-related heart surgery.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience and expertise in treating people with pulmonary hypertension. Each year, Mayo doctors diagnose and treat more than 2,100 people with pulmonary hypertension. Mayo doctors have experience treating people who have rare, complex and chronic conditions.

    The Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic is staffed by doctors and other staff trained in treating pulmonary hypertension.

  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers have been involved in clinical studies of treatment approaches for pulmonary hypertension for years. You might be eligible to participate in a trial of a new treatment, including clinical trials conducted at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked 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.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

March 22, 2016
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