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A team of doctors collaborate and discuss heart valve disease.

54体育app下载 doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists), doctors trained in heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) and other heart valve disease specialists work together to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Individualized approach

Doctors at 54体育app下载 provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

54体育app下载 doctors offer many diagnostic tests and treatment options for heart valve disease, including aortic valve disease, mitral valve disease, pulmonary valve disease and tricuspid valve disease.

54体育app下载 doctors use advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose heart valve disease and other heart conditions.

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54体育app下载 doctors collaborate and discuss a 3-D echocardiogram.

Research and innovation

Mayo doctors have been pioneers in many types of heart valve surgery, such as mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair, for many years. Mayo doctors have continued this tradition of research and innovation in heart valve disease. Doctors have researched innovative types of heart valve repair and replacement. Researchers study new procedures to repair or replace heart valves using catheter procedures, minimally invasive heart surgery and other surgical techniques.

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54体育app下载 doctors discuss research and technology, such as 3-D printing of models of the heart.

54体育app下载 researchers actively study new diagnostic tests and treatments for people with heart valve disease. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Read more about research in the .

Areas of research include:

  • New procedures to conduct heart valve repair and heart valve replacement
  • Development of biological tissue valves using human tissue for potential use in heart valve replacement
  • Catheter procedures to repair or replace heart valves
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery to repair or replace heart valves
  • 3D printing of models of the heart and valves that doctors may study to prepare to conduct heart valve surgery
  • Use of blood-thinning medications in people with biological and mechanical tissue valves
  • Genetics of heart valve disease
  • Medical therapy for aortic valve stenosis

Innovative heart valve surgery

54体育app下载 heart surgeons have experience and training in innovative techniques used to perform heart valve surgery. When possible, surgeons repair heart valves instead of replacing them.

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A 54体育app下载 surgeon sits at a remote console and uses robotic arms to conduct robot-assisted heart surgery. A surgical team assists at the operating table.

Mayo surgeons may sometimes perform minimally invasive heart surgery, which involves the use of smaller incisions than those used in open-heart surgery. Sometimes, doctors perform robot-assisted heart surgery to repair heart valves.

A surgical team assists at the operating table during robot-assisted heart surgery. Robot-assisted heart surgery team at 54体育app下载

A 54体育app下载 surgeon and surgical team assist with robot-assisted heart surgery, while another surgeon sits at a remote console controlling the robotic arms.

Mayo doctors may conduct less invasive heart procedures using long, thin tubes (catheters) to repair or replace certain heart valves. Doctors may use clips or plugs to make the repairs.

54体育app下载 heart surgeons and researchers actively study new catheter procedures to repair or replace heart valves.

Expertise and rankings

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A 54体育app下载 doctor and surgeon collaborate and discuss heart valve disease.

Expertise and experience

54体育app下载 cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and others have experience diagnosing and treating all types of heart valve disease. Each year, Mayo doctors evaluate or treat more than 35,668 people with heart valve disease.

Pediatric expertise

Doctors at 54体育app下载's campus in Minnesota have treated children with congenital heart disease for many years. Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at 54体育app下载's campus in Minnesota have extensive experience evaluating and treating children with heart disease.

Nationally recognized expertise

54体育app下载 in Rochester, Minn., and 54体育app下载 in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. 54体育app下载 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.

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at 54体育app下载's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

With 54体育app下载'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 54体育app下载 Health System.

Learn more about 54体育app下载's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

54体育app下载 has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The 54体育app下载 Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

54体育app下载 works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, 54体育app下载 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.

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March 03, 2020