Aortic valve stenosis care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic team
Mayo Clinic doctors cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, imaging specialists and others collaborate 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 advanced imaging techniques, including 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose aortic valve disease and other heart conditions.
Mayo's cardiac surgeons perform innovative surgical procedures to conduct aortic valve repair or replacement. They may use less invasive procedures, such as TAVR, to replace a narrowed aortic valve.
- Innovative research. Mayo Clinic doctors continue to conduct innovative research in diagnostic tests, such as echocardiography, CT and other imaging tests, to evaluate heart disease. For example, doctors have studied an imaging test called multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT) to evaluate aortic valve stenosis and measure calcium buildup in the valve. In MDCT, several cross-sectional images are taken of the aortic valve, and the aortic valve is measured.
Expertise and rankings
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. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 18,000 people each year with aortic valve disease and combined aortic and mitral valve disease.
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.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.
This accreditation was achieved because the ACHD Clinic meets personnel requirements, offers specific medical services, and uses policies and procedures that help ensure the highest level of care for adults with congenital heart disease. This accreditation also signifies that Mayo Clinic has doctors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.
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 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 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
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 cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine 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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