Mitral valve stenosis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) work together as a multidisciplinary team with heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) and other care providers to offer you coordinated, comprehensive care.

Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team. Appointments are coordinated. Test results are available quickly. You'll have the most highly specialized heart experts in the world working together for your health.

  • Individualized approach. Mayo Clinic providers deliver care for you as a whole person. They take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Innovative treatment. Mayo Clinic surgeons are trained in innovative techniques to perform mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement and other heart valve surgeries. Surgeons repair the mitral valve when possible instead of replacing it. Mitral repair saves the valve and may maintain heart function.
  • Advanced diagnosis. Mayo Clinic providers use advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose mitral valve stenosis and other heart conditions. These techniques also can help determine the cause of heart valve disease.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have experience in evaluating and treating people with heart valve disease, including mitral stenosis. Surgeons in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience in performing mitral valve repair and replacement. Mayo care providers evaluate and treat more than 750 people with mitral valve stenosis each year.

Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions — called pediatric cardiologists — work with pediatric cardiovascular 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, Minnesota, 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.
  • 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 2023-2024 "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 medicine and cardiovascular surgery departments' expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Highly skilled pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of conditions in children. As a team, we work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.

Learn more about the Children's Center.

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.

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Oct. 07, 2022