Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Mayo Clinic doctors actively research conditions of the heart, arteries and veins (cardiovascular diseases) in laboratory and clinical research programs, such as genetic risk factors for different types of heart disease. Researchers conduct clinical trials and continually study new diagnosis and treatment options for people with cardiovascular disease, such as the use of molecular imaging methods for early detection of arterial atherosclerosis or the role of gene therapy in treating heart disease.

Read more about research in 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.


See a list of publications about heart disease by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.