Mitral valve stenosis care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) collaborate as a multidisciplinary team with heart surgeons (cardiac surgeons) and other health care professionals to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care.
Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination, and the most highly specialized heart experts in the world are all working together for your health.
- Individualized approach. Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
- Innovative treatment. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have experience and training in performing innovative surgical procedures to conduct mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement and other heart valve surgeries. Doctors repair the mitral valve when possible instead of replacing it, as it saves the valve and may preserve heart function.
- Advanced diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience using advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose mitral valve stenosis and other heart conditions, and to determine the cause of the condition.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with mitral valve stenosis and other types of heart valve disease. Surgeons in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience in performing mitral valve repair and replacement. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat nearly 800 people with mitral valve stenosis each year.
Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) work with pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat children with mitral valve stenosis and other heart conditions.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are 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 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
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
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