Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care at Mayo Clinic

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At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, heart rhythm specialists, geneticists, nurses and other specialists trained in treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy collaborate to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist on the multidisciplinary team. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop an individualized treatment plan within two or three days.

Individualized approach

Mayo Clinic has a long-standing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy program that provides highly individualized care. Your treatment team may provide activity recommendations and treatments including medical management, septal myectomy, septal ablation and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Regardless of your age, general health and condition, you'll receive whole-person care tailored to your individual needs at Mayo Clinic.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Your care at Mayo Clinic may include:

  • A comprehensive evaluation. Doctors will evaluate your heart condition as well as any other medical problems that affect your treatment. Your team will consult specialists in other areas, as needed, to make sure you receive the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
  • The latest diagnostic tools. At Mayo Clinic, heart imaging and other tests are evaluated by heart specialists who are experienced at interpreting the results. Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in using a variety of imaging tools, including cardiac MRI, cardiac catheterization and echocardiograms, specifically for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

    Mayo Clinic maintains state-of-the-art laboratory and imaging facilities. The hypertrophic cardiomyopathy specialists at Mayo Clinic use advanced technology and sophisticated imaging equipment to diagnose hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The echocardiography laboratories at Mayo Clinic perform more than 90,000 studies each year.

  • Genetic testing and counseling. Experienced Mayo genetic counselors and medical geneticists provide genetic counseling and testing for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and their families.
  • Septal myectomy surgery. Mayo Clinic has more than 50 years of experience in performing septal myectomy surgery — a procedure in which a cardiac surgeon removes part of the thickened heart muscle to improve blood flow. Septal myectomy surgery has been performed at Mayo Clinic since 1959. About 250 people undergo septal myectomy surgery at Mayo Clinic each year.

    Mayo Clinic surgeons also have experience performing apical myectomy — removal of thickened heart muscle from near the tip of the heart — in some people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

  • Education and support. Nurses and other staff trained in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic, along with your cardiologist, will provide you education and support.

Research

With the goal of seeking new knowledge to improve the care for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic doctors continuously study new diagnosis and treatment options and test them through clinical trials. Participation in clinical trials and other research studies may be available to you at Mayo Clinic. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

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.

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Expertise and rankings

A team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work together at Mayo Clinic. Cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery team

A team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work together at Mayo Clinic.

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic specialists have experience diagnosing and treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. More than 1,900 children and adults are evaluated and treated for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at Mayo Clinic each year.
  • Expertise. Specialists in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic diagnose and treat people who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Care is provided by cardiologists, surgeons, specialized medical assistants, nurses and genetic counselors with specialized training and expertise in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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.

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.

April 14, 2018