Pulmonary atresia care at Mayo Clinic

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Doctors trained in treating children and adults who have heart disease (pediatric cardiologists and adult congenital heart disease specialists), 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 suggest 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 post-surgical 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 fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

Follow-up care for adults

People born with pulmonary atresia need follow-up care throughout their lives. At Mayo Clinic's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, cardiologists trained in congenital heart disease provide advice and consultation for 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. Each year, pediatric heart specialists at Mayo Clinic treat more than 65 babies and children who have pulmonary atresia.

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.

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.

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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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