Outcomes & ratings

Who’s on my team?

You are the most important member of your health care team. It is Mayo Clinic's pleasure and mission to put you front and center on your path to wellness.

You receive care from our dedicated heart team during your visit with us. Our team approach means your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and multiple experts discuss the best approach for you.

Our teams of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, advanced practice providers, nurses, patient appointment services specialists, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and case managers work together with unparalleled communication and coordination to deliver world-class care. Our program is embedded within an organization that focuses on multidisciplinary team-based care and is home to over 4,000 physicians and scientists.

Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have experience treating people with conditions of the heart, arteries and veins (cardiovascular diseases). Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs. Our physicians are in the forefront of medicine and often lead their respective fields in national and international societies and help develop the guidelines for the entire speciality.

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

APPs, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners, work in collaboration with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to treat and manage your condition. An APP sees you before or after your appointment with your surgeon. APPs discuss your medications, allergies, health and surgical history. They also order any testing and prescribe any medications that may be needed.


Whether in the clinic or the hospital, our nurses are specially trained for the patient who needs cardiac surgery.

Patient Appointment Services Specialists (PASS)

The PASS coordinate patient visits and support health care providers by anticipating and responding to patient needs and requests of the health care team. The PASS are your primary point of contact when you have questions regarding your scheduled future appointments.

U.S. News & World Report Top Hospital Rankings, 2022-2023

Ranked #1 Hospital Nationwide

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Ranked #1 Hospital in Arizona

Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Ranked #1 Hospital in Florida

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

U.S. News & World Report Top Hospital Rankings, 2022-2023

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked as the best hospitals in their states by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked as the #1 Hospital nationwide. All three locations are ranked as "High Performing" for aortic valve surgery. "High Performing" is a designation given to the top 26% of aortic valve surgery programs across the nation (800+ programs).*

*Source: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/mn/mayo-clinic-6610451/aortic-valve-surgery

Outcomes & ratings

June 30, 2022
  1. Heart valve disease. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-valve-disease. Accessed Sept. 28, 2019.
  2. Heart Surgery. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/heart-surgery. Accessed Sept. 28, 2019.
  3. Understanding your heart valve treatment options. American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-valve-problems-and-disease/understanding-your-heart-valve-treatment-options/options-for-heart-valve-replacement. Accessed Sept. 28, 2019.
  4. Understanding heart valve disease. American College of Cardiology. https://www.cardiosmart.org/heartvalvedisease. Accessed Sept. 28, 2019.
  5. Braswell-Pickering EA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. Aug. 7, 2021.
  6. Office of Patient Education. Heart surgery: Getting ready, surgery and your time in the hospital. Mayo Clinic; 2021.