Adult congenital heart disease care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic cardiologists treat people with all types of heart conditions, including adults and children who have congenital heart disease. Mayo doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases, cardiac surgery and other areas collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

For people with congenital heart disease who require surgery, when possible, surgeons use minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves the use of smaller incisions.

Nationally recognized expertise

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, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

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Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have vast experience evaluating and treating people with all types of heart conditions.

Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) care for children with congenital heart disease and other heart conditions at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Congenital heart disease expertise

Each year, doctors evaluate and treat more than 8,500 adults with congenital heart disease. Each Mayo Clinic location offers treatment for adults with congenital heart disease in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. Staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treats adults and children with all types of congenital heart disease.

Experience in transplants

Mayo Clinic also offers an experienced team in the Heart Transplant Program for people who may need a heart transplant.

Nationally recognized expertise

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, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

April 06, 2017
References
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