Heart failure care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, doctors in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists in many areas to provide you with coordinated care. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota each offer a Heart Failure Clinic staffed by a team of cardiologists trained in evaluating and treating heart failure.

If you have other conditions in addition to heart failure, Mayo Clinic doctors can often evaluate and treat those conditions during your visit. If you have a heart condition that requires surgery, your cardiologist may work with heart (cardiac) surgeons to plan and coordinate cardiovascular surgery.

Our team of highly skilled surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, therapists and other medical professionals also care for children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Doctors trained in evaluating and treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) treat children with heart failure at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Our patient-centered approach means that your son or daughter will receive the highest quality, most compassionate care possible.

Individualized approach

Mayo Clinic provides care for you as a whole person. Our doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced technology to diagnose and treat heart failure. Cardiac surgeons have expertise performing lifesaving procedures, including surgery to implant ventricular assist devices and heart transplants.

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.

  1. Complex Heart Surgery Keeps Panama Native on the Greens

    When persistent fatigue began to slow down Ricardo Henriquez, an evaluation at Mayo Clinic revealed he needed surgery to fix his heart valves and correct an irregular heartbeat. The procedure also allowed him to again pursue his passion for golf.? The goal that April afternoon was simple. Sink the putt and win the tournament. But [...]

  2. New Heart, New Hope and a Real Chance at a Future

    After years of struggling with cardiomyopathy, a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic renewed Thomas Kim's health and rekindled his confidence in the future. Thomas Kim had all but forgotten what it was like to make long-term plans. With his wife, Yona, by his side, the 48-year-old spent years focused on trying to figure out what [...]

  3. From History Teacher to Heart Health Advocate

    As a 37-year-old with no major medical problems, Collin Markum was shocked to learn he had a rare cardiac condition. Now after successful surgery and rehabilitation, Collin is working to help fund research and promote heart health. By Collin Markum It was early October 2016, and I was standing in front of my 11th??grade United [...]

  4. Local Politician Doesn't Skip a Beat With Mechanical Heart Pump

    While Walter "Junior" Boatright was running for a second term as Nassau county commissioner in northeast Florida in November 2012, he started to feel winded. At first, he chalked it up to getting older and just not having the same energy he used to, while campaigning 15 hours a day. But after the campaign was [...]

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 18,000 people with heart failure.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Dec. 23, 2017

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