Mayo Clinic's approach

Pulmonary valve disease consultation at Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team works together to provide expert care to people with pulmonary valve disease.

Teamwork

At Mayo Clinic, cardiac surgeons work together as a team with cardiologists and other health care professionals to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for people undergoing pulmonary valve repair or pulmonary valve replacement.

Doctors collaborate to treat you as a whole person. If you have other health concerns in addition to pulmonary valve disease, doctors can often evaluate and treat other conditions during your visit.

Advanced technology and treatment options

People who come to Mayo Clinic for pulmonary valve disease treatment have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities.

Mayo Clinic doctors routinely use the latest cardiac MRI and other imaging technology to evaluate pulmonary valve disease and help determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

A cardiac MRI provides still or moving pictures of how the blood is flowing through the heart and detects irregularities. It is often used to diagnose pulmonary valve disease.

Mayo Clinic doctors offer the latest pulmonary valve disease treatment options, including minimally invasive options that use smaller incisions and may involve a quicker recovery, such as transcatheter and valve-in-valve pulmonary valve replacement.

Mayo Clinic surgeons are also experienced in complex pulmonary valve repair and replacement of deteriorating replacement valves using hybrid and customized procedures involving stents, patches and other techniques to prolong valve life.

Heart valve repair and replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic

Cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic are pioneers in the field and perform more than 4,500 procedures a year.

Research and innovation

Mayo Clinic's doctors and researchers are established pioneers in the field of heart surgery and are involved in numerous international and national studies to improve the technology and techniques used in pulmonary valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement.

As a patient at Mayo Clinic, you may have access to more than 100 heart-related clinical trials as a part of your treatment.

Joseph A. Dearani, M.D., chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, discusses common issues in treating children with heart valve problems, including the timing of medical intervention and treatment options.

Expertise and rankings

Pulmonary valve disease teamwork at Mayo Clinic

At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of heart specialists works together to provide the best available care to people with pulmonary valve disease.

Treatment expertise

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have extensive experience in pulmonary valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement.

Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 60 pulmonary valve repairs and pulmonary valve replacements each year.

Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic specialize in diagnosing and treating people with pulmonary valve disease and other heart valve diseases. Cardiologists evaluate people with pulmonary valve disease and determine whether pulmonary valve repair, pulmonary valve replacement or another treatment option is most appropriate.

Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience treating children with pulmonary valve disease and other heart conditions.

Cardiovascular surgery experience

Mayo Clinic is an established pioneer in the field of cardiac surgery, and our cardiac surgeons perform more than 4,500 cardiac surgeries each year.

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota use the most advanced techniques, including minimally invasive heart surgery. Our skilled surgeons can perform complex, hybrid procedures unavailable elsewhere.

Nationally recognized expertise

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, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's 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.

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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

March 27, 2018
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