Aortic valve stenosis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiac surgeons), imaging specialists and others collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition. This team approach often means doctors can evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Individualized approach

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

Mayo Clinic doctors use many types of advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3-D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose aortic valve disease and other heart conditions. Mayo doctors perform more than 90,000 echocardiograms each year.

Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeons perform innovative surgical procedures to conduct aortic valve repair or replacement.

Mayo doctors may conduct less invasive procedures to repair or replace some aortic valves. For example, doctors may use a catheter procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to replace a narrowed aortic valve for people who are candidates.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Feeling Fantastic After Heart Valve Surgery

    When James Tembrock was told he needed surgery to replace his aortic valve, he wanted to find a medical center where he could have the procedure done using a minimally invasive approach. That search led James to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. When James Tembrock of St. Cloud, Minnesota, learned he would [...]

  2. Breathing Easier After Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

    Surgery to replace a failing heart valve restored Dorothy Ganong's quality of life and gave her back the ability to engage in an active lifestyle. Dorothy Ganong of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, struggled with labored breathing for more than two years. She would run out of breath halfway up a flight of stairs and practically have [...]

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with aortic valve stenosis.

Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 17,000 people each year with aortic valve disease and combined aortic and mitral valve disease.

Treatment expertise

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with aortic valve disease and other heart valve diseases. A multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other medical staff trained and experienced in evaluating and treating heart valve disease collaborate to provide your care.

Doctors trained in treating children with heart disease (pediatric cardiologists) work with pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to care for children with aortic valve stenosis and other heart diseases.


Mayo Clinic doctors have conducted innovative research in diagnostic tests, such as echocardiography, computerized tomography and other imaging tests, to evaluate heart disease for many years.

For example, doctors have studied and used an imaging test called multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT) to evaluate aortic valve stenosis and determine its severity, and to measure the amount of calcium in the aortic valve. In MDCT, several cross-sectional images are taken of the aortic valve, and the aortic valve is measured.

Doctors continue to study potential diagnosis and treatment options for aortic valve disease and other heart valve diseases and conduct clinical trials.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., 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.

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March 09, 2018