SCAD care at Mayo Clinic

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists and vascular medicine specialists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) collaborate as a multidisciplinary team with doctors trained in hereditary conditions (medical geneticists), imaging specialists and other specialists to provide coordinated, comprehensive care.
  • Individualized approach. 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 at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic cardiologists, radiologists and others diagnose blood vessel conditions such as SCAD and FMD using advanced imaging techniques. As part of your evaluation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, medical geneticists may meet with you to review your family medical history and determine whether genetic testing may be appropriate for you.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic offers a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to help people who have had SCAD or other heart diseases improve their health and recover from heart disease.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) have experience and expertise in evaluating and treating SCAD and other cardiovascular conditions. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 250 people with SCAD each year.
  • Treatment expertise. Mayo doctors have expertise diagnosing and treating many blood vessel conditions, such as SCAD and FMD.
  • Experience in treating women with heart disease. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have experience diagnosing and treating women with heart disease. Staff in the Women's Heart Clinic provides care for women with heart disease at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota.

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 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 2021–2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

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 Diseases and Cardiac 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

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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Oct. 31, 2019