Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) have vast experience evaluating and treating people with all types of heart conditions. Pediatric cardiologists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota team up with other Mayo doctors who have experience treating rheumatic fever.
Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 40 people a year with rheumatic fever.
- Surgical expertise. 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 cardiovascular surgeons have expertise and experience performing heart valve surgery to treat many 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.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.