Tricuspid valve regurgitation care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors have experience evaluating and treating people with tricuspid valve regurgitation. Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 500 people with tricuspid valve regurgitation annually. Mayo Clinic has been providing surgical treatment, including tricuspid valve repair and tricuspid valve replacement, for people with this and other heart valve conditions for more than 60 years. An average of nearly 2,000 people have cardiac surgery for heart valve conditions at Mayo Clinic each year.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

A team works together to evaluate and treat people at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and other specialists collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat people with tricuspid valve regurgitation. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist on the multidisciplinary team. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop an individualized treatment plan within two or three days.

Individualized approach

Your care team works with you to develop an individualized plan that meets your needs. People who choose Mayo Clinic also benefit from the whole-person care provided by Mayo Clinic's experienced multidisciplinary team of specialists.

Treatment expertise

Mayo Clinic heart specialists have experience providing treatment for tricuspid valve regurgitation due to a variety of conditions, including:

  • Ebstein's anomaly. Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have many years of experience in treating Ebstein's anomaly, a rare inherited (congenital) heart condition. Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons evaluate and treat almost 240 patients with this condition annually.
  • Carcinoid heart disease. Mayo Clinic doctors are experts in evaluating and treating carcinoid heart disease — a rare condition that causes thickening of the tricuspid valve.
  • Heart device leads. Tricuspid valve regurgitation sometimes occurs due to pacemaker and defibrillator wires, which cross the tricuspid valve. Mayo Clinic surgeons have expertise in special techniques to repair or replace the tricuspid valve, while repositioning the device lead.
  • Pediatric heart valve conditions. Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience caring for children with tricuspid valve regurgitation. Children with congenital heart conditions are evaluated and treated by specialists in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

With state-of-the-art research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic tricuspid valve experts use advanced technology and sophisticated imaging tests to accurately diagnose valve conditions. They work together to determine the cause of your symptoms and to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

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.

Expertise and rankings

A team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work together at Mayo Clinic. Cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery team

A team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work together at Mayo Clinic.

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in tricuspid valve regurgitation treatment. Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), heart surgeons (cardiac surgeons) and other medical specialists coordinate your care. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatments for tricuspid valve regurgitation.
  • Surgical experience and expertise. Cardiovascular surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience and expertise treating tricuspid valve regurgitation, Ebstein's anomaly and other heart diseases with advanced surgical techniques in adults and children. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Florida also perform tricuspid valve regurgitation surgery for adults.
  • Congenital heart disease treatment expertise. Mayo doctors trained in pediatric cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, congenital cardiovascular surgery and other areas work together in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat adults and children with congenital heart diseases that may cause tricuspid valve regurgitation, such as Ebstein's anomaly.

    Doctors at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Florida also evaluate adults with Ebstein's anomaly and other congenital heart diseases.

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.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine 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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April 17, 2018