Pericarditis care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) evaluate and treat people with pericarditis. Your care team may also include imaging specialists (radiologists) and doctors trained in cardiac catheterization and a wide range of other specialties.

Collaborative care

Mayo cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other specialists work together to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days. 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.

Advanced diagnosis and treatments

Mayo team members study and use medical imaging techniques that can reduce the need for surgical procedures in some people. Mayo researchers pioneered the technique to remove and drain excess fluid from the pericardial cavity (pericardiocentesis).

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Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic staff has extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of pericardial diseases. Each year, doctors evaluate and treat nearly 700 people with pericarditis. Mayo Clinic staff also performs pericardiectomies on more than 100 people each year.

The Pericardial Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota has been the leader in developing the international group for pericardial disease and its database to better understand the natural history, optimal treatment and geographical variation of various pericardial diseases in the world.

Nationally recognized expertise

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, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's 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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular surgery 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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