Heart Failure Clinic Overview

In the Heart Failure Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, cardiologists trained and specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure care for people with heart failure.

Doctors in the Heart Failure Clinic have extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating heart failure. Mayo doctors' expertise in treating heart failure offers an opportunity for prolonged life and improved quality of life for people who have found limited options elsewhere.

Mayo Clinic cardiologists trained in heart failure work as a multidisciplinary team with staff in many areas to provide you with comprehensive 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, nutrition specialists (dietitians), social workers, physical therapists and other medical professionals trained in diagnosing and treating heart failure.

To determine the type and progression of your heart failure, cardiologists may conduct tests including:

Your treatment may include lifestyle changes, medications, surgery or medical devices. Your care is integrated, from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up. Depending on your condition, your heart failure treatment may include procedures such as:

The professional experienced team provides outpatient care and an inpatient program if you require hospitalization. In the hospital, your care is directed and monitored by heart failure specialists. Doctors work with your local doctors and laboratory testing facilities to optimize follow-up care.

State-of-the-art implementation of artificial intelligence

Mayo Clinic is a leader in the movement to bring artificial intelligence (AI) cardiology tools and technology into clinical practice to benefit people with heart failure and those who are at increased risk of it. 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 exclusive to people treated at Mayo Clinic. Researchers also cooperate with other institutions in multicenter trials. You may have the opportunity to participate in experimental therapies or clinical trials.


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.