Watch Mayo Clinic cardiologists and others discuss many conditions and treatments related to cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular surgery.
People seen in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic receive coordinated, comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary structural heart team with expertise in heart valve disease. This clinic is offered at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiac surgeons), radiology and other specialties work together to evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan tailored to you.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked as high performing for aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures by U.S. News & World Report. "High performing" is a designation given to the top 16% of TAVR programs across the nation (600+ programs). U.S News & World Report ranked hospitals for this procedure for the first time in 2022-2023.
Your doctor may recommend heart valve surgery to repair or replace damaged heart valves. In some cases, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive or robotic heart surgery. Mayo Clinic surgeons and interventional cardiologists have extensive expertise in performing heart valve surgery, including in people with complex or serious conditions. Advanced procedures include mitral and aortic valve replacement or repair, closure of paravalvular leaks, and percutaneous treatment options for a variety of other disorders for people for whom traditional surgery is too risky. Your treatment team also might talk with you about options being researched, such as transcatheter tricuspid valve repair.
Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the most advanced imaging technology to help ensure the best possible outcome. The clinic was the first health care organization to use a next-generation 4D intracardiac echo, also called ICE, device in patients to guide certain heart procedures. These include left atrial appendage closure, mitral valve repair and treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation. This new technology also can help doctors perform procedures without putting patients under general anesthesia.
Education and support
Following your treatment, a nurse practitioner will schedule a visit with you to check your progress and help ensure you have a good recovery and continued care with your primary care provider.
Mayo Clinic physician-scientists and researchers are committed to innovation in diagnostic and treatment options for heart valve disease. Ask your doctor about whether you might enter a clinical study related to your condition.
Learn more about research in the Cardiovascular Research Center.
You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may request an appointment on your own. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you contact us for 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.
Sept. 12, 2023