A team approach
Mayo Clinic doctors work together to assess and treat people with heart conditions.
The Cardiovascular Medicine team at Mayo Clinic is accelerating unprecedented advances in the practice and delivery of heart care. The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the world. It includes more than 240 experts in congenital heart disease in adults and children, coronary artery disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, heart rhythm disorders, heart valve diseases, and many other conditions.
Mayo Clinic's top-ranked team of cardiologists diagnoses and treats more than 100,000 adults and children each year, including those with serious, rare or complex conditions.
Heart care tailored to your needs
Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our heart experts listen to you and take the time to understand your symptoms and concerns. They use advanced diagnostic techniques to identify diseases earlier and provide life-changing care. You might undergo several tests so that your health care professionals can identify exactly what's causing your symptoms. Then they work with you to design a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.
A heart patient talks with a Mayo Clinic health care professional who is using imaging results on a computer along with a 3D model of a heart to explain a condition.
Applying the latest in research
Mayo Clinic continually invests in research and innovation. Our cardiologists pioneer diagnostic tools, treatments and procedures for people with heart disease. For example, Mayo's experts in artificial intelligence (AI) are moving AI cardiology research advances into clinical practice to improve care by identifying strokes and predicting who is at risk of heart disease.
Our physician-scientists collaborate with researchers worldwide to advance medicine and improve heart care for people everywhere. For example, they are testing a way to do a procedure remotely using robotic tools. It holds promise for people who need an emergency procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention to open a clogged artery. And they partner with the University of Minnesota in a research center that focuses on racial disparities in cardiovascular health.
Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other hospital and has been recognized as an Honor Roll member according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Hospitals" rankings.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
- Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
Complete, seamless care
Our cardiologists are part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team who take a patient-centered approach. They work with experts in many specialties to provide comprehensive care. Your team might include doctors trained in heart surgery, radiology, pathology, endocrinology and other areas as needed.
Having a team of highly specialized experts working together for you helps ensure that test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. What might take weeks or even months to complete elsewhere can often be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.
Expert care for children
At Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, our staff includes doctors trained in treating children with heart disease, called pediatric cardiologists. Children needing care at a hospital might go to Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. It includes a cardiovascular unit for pre- and post-surgical care of children who have heart disease. Nurses trained in treating children and adolescents with congenital heart disease staff the unit. Child life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.
Or your child may benefit from the pediatric cardiovascular collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These groups share physician talent and resources in order to help children who need heart surgery.
Mayo Clinic Health System
Many Mayo Clinic Health System facilities also provide cardiovascular care, including Eau Claire, Wisconsin; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Mankato, Minnesota; and Red Wing, Minnesota.
Sept. 12, 2023