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 (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.
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 have experience performing innovative surgical procedures to conduct aortic valve repair or replacement.
Doctors also research less invasive procedures using catheters to repair or replace aortic valves to treat aortic valve regurgitation.
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 regurgitation.
Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 17,000 people each year with aortic valve disease and combined aortic and mitral valve disease.
Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with aortic valve regurgitation 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 regurgitation and other heart diseases.
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.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., 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 percent of TAVR programs across the nation (600+ programs). U.S News & World Report ranked hospitals for this procedure for the first time in 2020-2021.
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
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