The staff in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota has expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating people with heart valve disease. Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and others collaborate to evaluate and treat your condition. Interventional and imaging specialists in cardiology collaborate to provide your care.

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Cardiologists in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic conduct diagnostic tests, discuss your results and develop a treatment plan appropriate for your condition. During the process, staff will educate you about your condition and discuss potential treatments.

Your doctor may recommend heart valve surgery to repair or replace damaged heart valves. In some cases, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery to treat your condition. Mayo surgeons and interventional cardiologists have experience and expertise in performing transcatheter procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair and insertion of perivalvular leak closure devices. Mayo cardiac surgeons have extensive experience in heart valve surgery.

Throughout your diagnosis and treatment at Mayo Clinic, cardiologists trained in heart valve disease collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of doctors to pinpoint your diagnosis or to develop your treatment plan.

Following your treatment, you'll have a visit scheduled with a nurse practitioner to check your progress and ensure you have a good recovery and continuity of care.

Oct. 16, 2014 See more In-depth