If you have or are at risk of heart failure, you may benefit from visiting with one of our doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologist) at the Heart Failure Clinic. They have deep expertise in diagnosing and treating heart failure. Successful treatment at this clinic may result in a longer life or an improved quality of life, especially if you have found limited options elsewhere.
Our cardiologists work with specialists in many areas to provide whole-person care. Depending on your condition, your treatment team may include:
- Heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists).
- Exercise physiologists.
- Sleep disorders specialists.
- Mechanical support device specialists.
- Cardiac surgeons.
- Transplant doctors and surgeons.
- Palliative care specialists.
Other staff may be involved in your care, such as nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, physical therapists and other medical professionals.
To determine the type and progression of your heart failure, you may need tests, including:
Your treatment may involve lifestyle changes, medicine, surgery or medical devices. Your care team coordinates your care, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up. Depending on your condition, your heart failure treatment may include procedures such as:
The professional, experienced team of the Heart Failure Clinic provides outpatient care and an inpatient program if you need to be admitted to a Mayo Clinic hospital. In the hospital, your care is directed and monitored by heart failure specialists. Your Mayo care team works with your local primary care provider and laboratory testing facilities to help follow-up care go smoothly.
State-of-the-art implementation of artificial intelligence
Mayo Clinic is a leader in bringing artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology tools and technology into clinical practice to help people who have or are at risk of heart failure. The clinic's AI cardiovascular team is applying these new techniques to early risk prediction and diagnosis of heart failure.
The Heart Failure Clinic has an active clinical research program. Some Mayo Clinic-initiated trials are only open to people treated at Mayo Clinic. Researchers also cooperate with other institutions in multicenter trials. Talk with your doctor about whether you might enter a clinical study related to your condition.
You may be referred to the Heart Failure Clinic 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 contact us about an appointment.
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.