Tetralogy of Fallot care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic cardiologists treat people with all types of heart conditions, including children and adults with congenital heart disease. Mayo doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular surgery and other areas collaborate as a multidisciplinary team 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 trained in treating children with heart disease (pediatric cardiologists) and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons evaluate and treat children with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart conditions at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Individualized approach

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Research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in new diagnostic tests and treatments for tetralogy of Fallot and conduct clinical trials.

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Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart conditions (cardiologists), doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) and heart surgeons (cardiovascular surgeons) have extensive experience diagnosing and treating people with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 330 people each year with tetralogy of Fallot.

Congenital heart disease expertise

Doctors trained in treating children and adults with congenital heart disease work together in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease groups at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat children and adults with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases.

Each Mayo Clinic location offers care for adults with tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases.

Surgical expertise

Mayo cardiovascular surgeons have experience and expertise treating tetralogy of Fallot and other congenital heart diseases.

Cardiovascular surgeons have experience performing intracardiac repair surgery — a procedure that improves and redirects blood flow in the heart so that blood flows in the correct direction — to treat tetralogy of Fallot.

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.

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 cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.

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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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March 09, 2018