Pulmonary atresia care at Mayo Clinic

Doctors with training in treating children who have heart disease (pediatric cardiologists), surgeons and other specialists work together in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, to care for children who have pulmonary atresia. Cardiologists with expertise in echocardiography and heart catheterization work closely with surgeons to recommend the best treatment for children with pulmonary atresia.

Children with congenital heart disease 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 postsurgical care of children who have congenital heart disease.

The unit's nursing staff has specialized training in treating children and adolescents who have congenital heart disease. In the hospital, child life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

Follow-up care for adults

People born with pulmonary atresia require follow-up care and monitoring throughout their lives. At Mayo Clinic's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, cardiologists trained in congenital heart disease provide advice and consultation regarding all types of medical conditions or treatments — including minor surgery, pregnancy or heart surgery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have been treating congenital heart disease in children and adolescents for decades. This type of specialty care is crucial for life-threatening conditions such as pulmonary atresia. Each year, pediatric heart specialists at Mayo Clinic treat hundreds of babies and children who have pulmonary atresia.

People born with pulmonary atresia require follow-up care and monitoring throughout their lives. At Mayo Clinic's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, cardiologists trained in congenital heart disease provide advice and consultation regarding all types of medical conditions or treatments — including minor surgery, pregnancy or heart surgery.

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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases 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

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.

Aug. 04, 2017