Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in cardiovascular medicine and other areas have experience performing cardiac catheterization for a variety of heart conditions. Mayo Clinic cardiologists with experience diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease provide care for people with coronary artery disease and other heart conditions in the Coronary Artery Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

  • Collaborative approach. Mayo Clinic staff in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory work together with staff in other specialty areas and offer treatment for several conditions, including carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease.
  • Scheduling efficiency. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures lets you make the most of your time at the clinic. Your health care team completes all tests and labs at Mayo Clinic, which means tests taken in the morning can be reviewed the same afternoon. This team approach means your health care team can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within 2 to 3 days.
  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic has pioneered several catheter-based therapies, including complex coronary artery revascularization and heart valve repair and valve replacement. Mayo Clinic cardiologists may use devices that don't require heart surgery to repair certain types of heart valve disorders, such as mitral valve regurgitation.
  • Innovative research. Doctors in Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center are focused on developing advanced catheter-based tests and innovative treatments for people with cardiovascular disease.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic was among the first centers in the nation to develop and use diagnostic techniques through cardiac catheterization. More than 9,400 people have cardiac catheterizations at Mayo Clinic locations every year.

At Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, doctors trained in treating children who have heart diseases, called pediatric cardiologists, perform cardiac catheterization in children.

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

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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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.