Atrial fibrillation care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in evaluating and treating cardiovascular medicine (cardiologists), cardiovascular surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) and other specialists work together to evaluate and treat people with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm conditions.

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo doctors get to know you and your concerns completely. Your treatment plain is explained in plain language. Your health care team works with you to provide exactly the care you need. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures lets you make the most of your time at the clinic. All tests and labs are completed at Mayo Clinic, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon. This collaborative approach means your health care team can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within 2 to 3 days.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart diseases use the most current treatments for atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders, including hybrid ablation for atrial fibrillation. Treatments to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation include left atrial appendage closure.
  • Comprehensive cardiovascular research. Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center focuses on developing innovative diagnostic tests and treatments for people with cardiovascular disease.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic staff in the Heart Rhythm Clinic has extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating people with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 24,000 people with atrial fibrillation each year.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., 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.
  • 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 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

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.

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July 26, 2023