Hypoplastic left heart syndrome care at Mayo Clinic
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Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) and other doctors in a wide array of specialties work as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Doctors trained in treating adults and children with congenital heart disease evaluate and treat adults and children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other congenital heart diseases in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. Adults with congenital heart disease are treated by doctors trained in treating congenital heart disease at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
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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
- Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) and heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) have extensive experience and expertise diagnosing and treating people with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other congenital heart diseases. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 70 people each year with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Congenital heart disease treatment expertise. Doctors trained in treating adults and children with congenital heart disease work together in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat adults and children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other congenital heart diseases.
Each Mayo Clinic location offers care for adults with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and other congenital heart diseases.
- Dedicated program for hypoplastic left heart syndrome research. A multidisciplinary team of Mayo doctors conduct research in new diagnostic tests and treatments for hypoplastic left heart syndrome and conduct clinical trials. Staff in the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome actively research hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.
Locations, travel and lodging
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