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 collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat people with atherosclerosis. Doctors work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

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.

Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Cardiovascular specialists with expertise in your condition work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available, and 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 angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram, to accurately diagnose atherosclerosis.

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, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are 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.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 20,500 people with atherosclerosis each year.

  • Expertise. Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) and others have expertise and experience treating people with atherosclerosis.
  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors in many areas work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. A team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and others work closely to provide care for people with atherosclerosis.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new treatments for atherosclerosis and conduct clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular diseases and cardiac 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.

Aug. 04, 2017