Atrial septal defect care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) work together as a team to treat people with congenital heart defects and congenital heart diseases.

This collaborative approach means test results are ready quickly, appointments are coordinated, and highly specialized heart experts are working together for your or your child's health.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic healthcare professionals use the most modern technology and treatments, including minimally invasive surgical and catheter-based therapies. This is to provide the best care possible for people with an atrial septal defect.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and others have experience and expertise treating congenital heart diseases, including atrial septal defects. Mayo doctors, surgeons and other healthcare professionals evaluate more than 3,300 people with atrial septal defect each year.

Each Mayo Clinic campus offers treatment for adults with congenital heart disease in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. Healthcare professionals in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota treat adults and children with congenital heart defects and congenital heart disease.

Pediatric expertise

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 defects.

The unit has nurses trained in treating children and adolescents with congenital heart defects. Child-life specialists help you and your child manage any fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, 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.

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.

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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