Why choose Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


Mayo Clinic accepts appointments in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota and at Mayo Clinic Health System sites.

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  • Comprehensive heart care. Mayo Clinic cardiologists treat thousands of people annually with all types of heart conditions, including damage caused by rheumatic fever. Working as a team, doctors in various specialties provide comprehensive care tailored to your unique condition.
  • Pediatric expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors have treated heart disease in children for more than 50 years. Pediatric cardiologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., have special training in treating children who have heart disease and team up with other specialists to treat children who have rheumatic fever.
  • Cutting-edge medicine. If your or your child's heart valves are damaged as a result of rheumatic fever, eventually you or your child may need heart valve repair or heart valve replacement. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons have been instrumental in developing innovative surgical techniques to treat heart valve conditions. When possible, surgeons use minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves the use of smaller incisions.

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.

Feb. 18, 2014