Atherosclerosis care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in treating heart conditions (cardiologists), heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) and other medical professionals work together as a team to evaluate and treat people with atherosclerosis.
At Mayo Clinic, cardiovascular specialists with expertise in your condition work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. Having all of this care in a single place, focused on you, means that your doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.
Mayo Clinic doctors in the Early Atherosclerosis Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience assessing and treating people at risk of early atherosclerosis.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
There's a long history of Mayo Clinic scientists being involved in developing many cutting-edge technologies for patient care. With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and individual-driven innovations for people with atherosclerosis, including a variety of clinical trials that may be available to you.
Mayo Clinic cardiovascular experts use the latest technological advances available to them, including ultrasound, angiogram, computerized tomography (CT) angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram, to accurately diagnose atherosclerosis.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 44,000 people with atherosclerosis each year.
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 2021-2022 "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 medicine and cardiovascular surgery 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.