Pulmonary valve disease care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists), heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) and other specialists work together as a team to deliver coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means care providers can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

  • Individualized approach. Health care providers at Mayo Clinic 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. Mayo cardiologists consider the type and severity of your pulmonary valve disease, your symptoms, and your thoughts when creating your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include monitoring, cardiac catheterization to repair the pulmonary valve, or surgery to repair or replace the pulmonary valve.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic providers have extensive experience treating pulmonary valve disease and other types of heart valve disease with several types of heart valve surgery. Doctors may use minimally invasive heart surgery to treat some types of heart valve disease.
  • Innovative research. Mayo Clinic researchers study new diagnostic tests and treatment options for pulmonary valve disease and other heart valve diseases and conduct clinical trials. Research focuses have included less invasive methods of treating pulmonary valve disease, such as using catheter procedures to implant pulmonary valves.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and heart and cardiovascular surgeons in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience diagnosing and treating people with pulmonary valve disease and other types of heart valve disease. Pediatric cardiologists have experience treating children with pulmonary valve disease and other heart diseases at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 1,300 people with pulmonary valve disease each year.

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.

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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Feb. 23, 2023