Heart disease care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) and other doctors collaborates to evaluate you and provide the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized heart experts in the world are all working together for your health.

Leading-edge treatment

Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience performing cardiovascular and cardiothoracic procedures using the most current management and surgical techniques. Each year, thousands of people undergo cardiovascular and cardiothoracic procedures at Mayo Clinic.

Surgeons have experience and expertise performing minimally invasive heart surgery such as robot-assisted heart surgery, ventricular assist device implantation, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, surgery to treat congenital heart disease in children and adults, heart valve surgery, and many other complex procedures.

Pediatric expertise

Doctors trained in pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiac surgery treat children with heart disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Children needing hospitalization receive care at 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 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.

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 doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) see about 200,000 people with cardiovascular diseases each year.


Under the umbrella of the Cardiovascular Research Center, Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new diagnostic tests and treatments for heart disease. Some ongoing programs include:

  • The Structural Heart Disease Program, which focuses on congenital heart disease, pericardial disease and valvular heart disease, among other cardiovascular conditions.
  • The Heart Rhythm Disease Program, which focuses on several areas related to cardiac arrhythmias, including treatment approaches to sudden arrhythmia death and atrial fibrillation, as well as the effectiveness of different types of cardiac devices.
  • The Preventive Cardiology Program, which is designed to increase understanding and education about ways to prevent heart disease and to encourage preventive care, including precision medicine through genomics and bioinformatics and utilizing novel tools for phenotyping.

Nationally recognized expertise

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, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular diseases and cardiac 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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.

Oct. 06, 2017
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