Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic Overview

Adults with congenital heart disease find the specialized care they need at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. You'll meet with experts who listen to your concerns, assess your health and offer optimal care options based on your specific needs. They have specialized training in diagnosing and treating all congenital heart diseases, whether they're simple or complex.

Each year doctors at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota evaluate and treat more than 9,500 adults with congenital heart disease.

Staff trained in adult congenital heart disease includes doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), nurses and technicians. Together your care team works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan for your condition.

Interventions for congenital heart disease and related conditions are rapidly evolving. Improvements offered by our doctors include advanced imaging techniques, transcatheter valve prostheses and stem cell therapy. Our cardiovascular surgeons have extensive experience in performing heart surgery to repair congenital heart defects.

Our cardiologists, nurse practitioners and nurses advise and educate you regarding your specific condition and provide you with continuing care. Throughout your life, they are available to consult with you regarding minor surgery, pregnancy, heart surgery or other concerns you may have about your health. Clinic nurses are available by phone to answer your questions and concerns. If you wish, your cardiologist will share your treatment plan with your primary doctor and talk through any questions.

Research

Our doctors research new diagnostic tests, appropriate timing for treatments and new treatments for congenital heart disease. Learn more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.

Appointments

You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may make an appointment without a referral. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

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Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

    This accreditation was achieved because the ACHD Clinic meets personnel requirements, offers specific medical services, and uses policies and procedures that help ensure the highest level of care for adults with congenital heart disease. This accreditation also signifies that Mayo Clinic has doctors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

  • 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 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.
Feb. 25, 2021