Cardiovascular Outreach Program in Minnesota Overview

The Cardiovascular Outreach Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, works closely with community doctors in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin to provide diagnostic and treatment services for people with complex or serious heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) conditions. The outreach program is part of Mayo Clinic's tradition of excellence and commitment to providing convenient, accessible service to enhance patient care.

Doctor consultation services

In the Cardiovascular Outreach Program, Mayo Clinic cardiologists travel to referring physicians' offices to provide on-site consultations, which are scheduled at regular intervals. In addition, a cardiologist is on call 24 hours a day for emergency phone consultations.

The Cardiovascular Outreach Program also provides a telemedicine link to some outreach sites. The use of telemedicine to remotely assess and treat people has enhanced the real-time delivery of Mayo Clinic specialty care to the participating sites.

Technological services

Many technological services are available in the Cardiovascular Outreach Program to evaluate people with cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • ECG outreach services. ECG outreach offers prompt ECG interpretation, on-site training, equipment and customer support.
  • Echo outreach services. Echo outreach provides on-site echocardiography services, rapid turnaround on study reports, timely referral appointments and a quality assurance program.
  • Telemedicine consultations. Similar to a face-to-face appointment, a telemedicine consultation takes place through an interactive audiovisual connection between the person in a community clinic and a Mayo Clinic cardiologist in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Education and support programs. Continuing education opportunities for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are offered on-site or at Mayo Clinic.

Benefits of using the Cardiovascular Outreach Program

The Cardiovascular Outreach Program provides needed care close to home by offering specialized cardiovascular consultations within community clinics. Much more than a referral service, the Cardiovascular Outreach Program works with community health care professionals to deliver comprehensive patient care.

After consultations, Mayo cardiologists keep in contact with local primary care providers to offer timely communication and support. The relationship between these health care professionals also provides a convenient link for referring people to Mayo Clinic, if needed.

Nationally recognized expertise

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.

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

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., 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.



  • Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Outreach Program in Minnesota
  • 200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-284-3994
Sept. 12, 2023