Conditions treated

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons), and other specialists have extensive experience treating people with serious heart conditions caused by different diseases. Many people come to Mayo Clinic when their condition is complex or extremely unusual. You may come to Mayo Clinic on your own or with a referral from your doctor.

Doctors will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. Your treatment may include a heart transplant or other therapies, such as a ventricular assist device.

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