Aortic valve regurgitation care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons), imaging specialists and others work together 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, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose aortic valve disease and other heart conditions. Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeons have experience performing innovative surgical procedures to perform aortic valve repair or replacement.
  • Innovative research. Mayo Clinic doctors research less invasive procedures using catheters to repair or replace aortic valves to treat aortic valve regurgitation.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have experience in evaluating and treating people with aortic valve regurgitation. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 18,000 people each year with aortic valve disease and combined aortic and mitral valve disease.

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic treat people with aortic valve regurgitation and other heart valve diseases.

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 regurgitation and other heart diseases.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is 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 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
  • Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best 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 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

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Aug. 12, 2021