Specialists in cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota treat adults and children who have heart valve surgery. Cardiac surgeons perform complex heart valve surgeries, often using minimally invasive techniques. Cardiac surgeons perform more than 1,400 heart valve surgeries each year.
The Heart Valve Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota uses a team approach to diagnose and treat people who have heart valve disease. Doctors who have training in heart valve disease work with heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists), heart surgeons and other specialists to coordinate your care.
In most cases, your examination, diagnosis and patient education can be completed within a day. If surgery is necessary, a cardiac surgeon meets with you to discuss your options. In most cases, surgery can be performed the following day.
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