Expertise and rankings

Experience and expertise

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have specialized training and extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people who may need transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Mayo doctors perform about 200 transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs) each year. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have performed more than 1,000 TAVR procedures since 2008.

Treatment expertise

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with aortic valve stenosis and other heart valve diseases. Cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and others work together to evaluate people with aortic valve stenosis and determine whether TAVR or another treatment is most appropriate.

In addition to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Mayo doctors have experience performing a wide range of cardiac catheterization procedures to treat various heart conditions.

Research and innovation

Mayo Clinic researchers have been involved in numerous pivotal studies related to TAVR. In studies, doctors compared mortality rates of heart valve surgery and TAVR in people with aortic valve stenosis who had a high or intermediate risk of complications from open-heart surgery. Researchers found that TAVR and open-heart surgery had similar mortality rates.

Doctors and researchers at Mayo Clinic are also involved in developing and testing advanced technology and techniques used to care for people with heart valve disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing 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.