Heart failure care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
At Mayo Clinic, doctors in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine work with a 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.
- Compassionate care. 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.
Mayo Clinic Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
Pediatric heart specialists at Mayo Clinic Children's Center have extensive experience treating babies, children and teens with congenital heart disease. Learn more about Mayo Clinic's approach to 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.
A shared heart: Two families come together after tragedy, transplant
Around the 15th of every month, Christin Gigstad and Tina Haug think of each other. They pick up their phones and text. Even if they've already talked that week, they want to check in. It's an important date for them, one that no one else can fully understand. Four years ago, Christin and Tina were strangers. Their lives were brought together by crisis. And now they like to say they have a shared heart, thanks…
84-year-old patient reaches milestone on a left ventricular assist device
Gayle Wilkerson has lived for 10 years with a left ventricular assist device, a mechanical pump that helps a damaged heart pump blood. The milestone is one not many patients reach. Gayle Wilkerson doesn't accept hero status. Her care team at Mayo Clinic disagrees. At age 84, Gayle, holds the honor of living on a left ventricular [...]
10 years, 2 brothers, 2 transplants: the Wilson brothers' story
The Wilson brothers' connection goes deeper than the average siblings. They both were in serious need of a heart transplant. The brothers now have new hearts, a new perspective on life, and a new purpose. On the surface, John and Mark Wilson are model brothers. Growing up, the two would playfully pick on each other [...]
Expertise and rankings
Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 21,000 people with heart failure.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is 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.
- Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, 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 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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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. 10, 2021