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.

  • Collaborative approach. Mayo cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other providers work together to offer coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means providers can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days. Health care providers at Mayo Clinic care for you as a whole person. They take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
  • 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.
  • Innovative research. Doctors in Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center are focused on developing cutting-edge diagnostic tests and innovative treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. Their commitment to research means you may be able to participate in clinical trials to advance the diagnosis and treatment of coarctation of the aorta.

Expertise and rankings

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

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

Congenital heart disease treatment expertise

The 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.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

  • 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.

    This accreditation was achieved because the ACHD Clinic meets personnel requirements, offers specific medical services, and uses policies and procedures that help ensure the highest level of care for adults with congenital heart disease. This accreditation also signifies that Mayo Clinic has doctors with special expertise in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease.

  • 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 2022–2023 "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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine 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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June 25, 2022