Mayo Clinic's approach

A team of doctors in a discussion Mayo Clinic care team

A team of doctors discusses care for people who may have transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in heart diseases  — such as interventional cardiologists and noninvasive cardiologists — work with cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses and others to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for people who need transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

  • Collaborative care. Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Your health care team takes the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need. 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 Mayo Clinic Health System.
  • Comprehensive evaluation. At Mayo Clinic, people with aortic valve stenosis are carefully evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of heart valve specialists to determine the best treatment option. This important step helps doctors know if TAVR or open-heart aortic valve surgery is needed, or if another treatment may be more appropriate. TAVR is one of several treatment options available for aortic valve stenosis at Mayo Clinic.
  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced imaging technology to help them plan and perform TAVR. In addition to TAVR, Mayo doctors have experience performing a wide range of cardiac catheterization procedures to treat various heart problems.
  • Innovative research. Mayo Clinic researchers have been involved in many studies related to TAVR. Doctors and researchers at Mayo Clinic develop and test advanced technology and techniques used to care for people with heart valve disease.
Mayo doctors and staff performing a catheter procedure Cardiac catheter procedures at Mayo Clinic

Mayo doctors have experience performing catheter procedures to treat many heart conditions.

Expertise and rankings

A team of doctors and other staff in a meeting discussing care for people who may need TAVR. Team collaboration at Mayo Clinic

A team of doctors and other staff collaborate to provide care for people who may need transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Experience and expertise

Mayo Clinic cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons have specialized training and expertise in evaluating and treating people who may need transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic evaluate and treat people with aortic valve stenosis and other heart valve diseases.

Mayo doctors perform more than 600 transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures each year.

Nationally recognized expertise

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

  • 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.
  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked as high performing for aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures by U.S. News & World Report. "High performing" is a designation given to the top 16% of TAVR programs across the nation (600+ programs). U.S News & World Report ranked hospitals for this procedure for the first time in 2022-2023.

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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Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies of tests and procedures to help prevent, detect, treat or manage conditions.

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