Tricuspid valve disease care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists) and heart and blood vessel surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) evaluate and treat people with tricuspid valve disease and other types of heart valve disease. Doctors trained in treating children with heart disease (pediatric cardiologists) treat children with tricuspid valve disease and other heart diseases at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Collaborative care

Mayo Clinic health care providers with training in many different specialties work together as a team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means providers can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic care for you as a whole person. Health care providers take the time to get to know you and work with you to deliver exactly the care you need.

Comprehensive treatment

Mayo Clinic health care providers have extensive experience treating tricuspid valve disease and other types of heart valve disease with several types of heart valve surgery. Sometimes, minimally invasive heart surgery may be done.

Treatment of tricuspid valve disease depends on the severity and specific type. Your treatment may include careful monitoring, medications or surgery.

A procedure called balloon valvotomy may be done to treat tricuspid stenosis in some people. A thin tube (catheter) with a balloon on the tip is inserted into a blood vessel, usually in the groin area. The catheter is carefully guided to the narrowed valve in the heart. Once in position, the balloon is inflated to widen the valve, improving blood flow. The balloon is then deflated, and the catheter with balloon is removed.

Your provider may recommend a catheter procedure to replace a tricuspid valve that has previously been replaced and is no longer working. A catheter procedure is less invasive than open-heart surgery.

Congenital heart disease treatment

If tricuspid valve disease is due to congenital heart disease, you may need other treatments or surgeries. Mayo Clinic surgeons have training and expertise performing surgical procedures to treat congenital heart diseases.

If your child has tricuspid atresia, several surgeries may be needed.

If your child has Ebstein anomaly, surgery may be done to repair or replace the tricuspid valve. Other heart problems may be treated at the same time.

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Expertise and rankings

Mayo care providers in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise treating tricuspid valve disease and other heart valve diseases. Mayo Clinic health care providers evaluate and treat more than 8,900 people with tricuspid valve disease each year.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., 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.
  • 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.

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 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.

Learn more about the Children's Center.

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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