Patent ductus arteriosus care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, cardiovascular surgery and other areas treat adults and children with patent ductus arteriosus.

Having all this expertise in a single place means that your or your child's 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 or your child's health.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Health care providers at the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota use the most modern technology and treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical and catheter-based therapies, to provide the best care possible for you or your child.

Pediatric expertise

Children with patent ductus arteriosus and other congenital heart defects are cared for in the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. The hospital includes a cardiovascular unit dedicated to pre- and post-surgical care of children who have heart conditions.

Nurses trained in treating children and adolescents with heart conditions staff the unit. Child-life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

Expertise and rankings

Doctors at Mayo Clinic have evaluated and treated adults and children with congenital heart disease for many decades. Each year, doctors evaluate and treat more than 250 children with patent ductus arteriosus.

Staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience treating adults and children with congenital heart diseases. Each Mayo Clinic location offers treatment for adults with congenital heart disease in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., 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.
  • 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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine 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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Jan. 25, 2023