Coarctation of the aorta care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) and heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) have extensive experience diagnosing and treating people with coarctation of the aorta and other congenital heart diseases.

Multidisciplinary team approach

Mayo Clinic doctors in many areas work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide the coordinated, comprehensive care you need. Your team may include doctors with special training in heart disease (cardiologists), genetic cardiology, cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiology.

Individualized treatment

Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Congenital heart disease treatment expertise

Doctors trained and experienced in treating adults with coarctation of the aorta and other congenital heart diseases treat people at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Doctors with expertise and training in coarctation of the aorta and other congenital heart diseases treat adults and children in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Surgical expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors have been performing surgery to treat coarctation of the aorta since 1946. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise in treating coarctation of the aorta with surgical repair and balloon angioplasty.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

At Mayo Clinic, you will have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic experts work in state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, seeking new medical knowledge and individual-driven innovations. Their commitment to research means you may able to participate in clinical trials to advance the diagnosis and treatment of coarctation of the aorta.

Treatment for coarctation of the aorta can involve medical devices and surgery.


Mayo Clinic staff actively conducts research in causes, diagnostic tests and treatments for coarctation of the aorta, and participates in clinical trials. Mayo doctors participated in a study to evaluate a new stent material to prevent aortic wall injury during surgery.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart care and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings


Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating people with all types of heart conditions, including coarctation of the aorta. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 300 people with coarctation of the aorta each year.

The latest techniques and technology

Doctors in Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center are focused on developing cutting-edge diagnostic tests and innovative treatments for people with cardiovascular disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

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.

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 cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases 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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March 06, 2018