Atrial septal defect care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) work together as a team to treat people with congenital heart diseases.
Having all this expertise in one place means that the team discusses your or your child's care, test results are available quickly, appointments are coordinated, and highly specialized heart experts are working together for your or your child's health.
Congenital heart disease care
Mayo Clinic cardiologists and others have experience and expertise treating congenital heart diseases, including atrial septal defects.
Each Mayo Clinic location offers treatment for adults with congenital heart disease in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. Staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treats adults and children with all types of congenital heart disease.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Doctors at Mayo Clinic evaluate and treat almost 3,500 people with atrial septal defects every year. Specialists at the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota use the most modern technology and treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical and catheter-based therapies, to provide the best care possible for you or your child.
Expertise and rankings
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:
- 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 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.
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.
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.
Doctors trained in pediatric cardiology have experience evaluating and treating children with atrial septal defects and other congenital heart diseases at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.
Children with congenital heart disease are cared for in the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. The hospital includes a cardiovascular unit dedicated to pre- and post-surgical care of children who have congenital heart disease.
Nurses trained in treating children and adolescents with congenital heart disease staff the unit. Child-life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.
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.
Dec. 20, 2019