Adult congenital heart disease care at Mayo medical institution

Your Mayo medical institution care team

Mayo medical institution doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have vast experience evaluating and treating adults with congenital heart disease and all types of heart conditions.

Collaborative care

Mayo cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other specialists work together to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days. Doctors at Mayo medical institution 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

Congenital Heart Disease and Lifelong Care

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When possible, cardiac surgeons use minimally invasive heart surgery to treat people with congenital heart disease.

The Mayo medical institution experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo medical institution patients.

  1. Embracing His Heart's Passion, Despite Congenital Heart Defect

    Woody Hust, an athlete and outdoorsman, is living his dream in the Rocky Mountains. It's a picture-perfect existence made even more special because he's achieved his goals despite having a congenital heart defect. Thanks to the lifelong, personalized care Woody's received from his Mayo medical institution cardiologist, the sky continues to be the limit for him. [...]

  2. Mother's Day Has Special Meaning After Stroke and Heart Surgery

    After weathering a stroke and heart valve replacement, the prospect for Ashley Zimmerman to fulfill her dream of becoming a mom seemed dim. But with guidance and care from Mayo medical institution specialists, now Ashley is looking forward to celebrating her first Mother's Day with her baby boy. Marking the milestones in a child's life is [...]

  3. A Heartfelt Cure

    Fainting spells had plagued Julie Caimi since childhood. But until she went to Mayo medical institution, she had no idea the underlying cause was a congenital heart defect. An expert surgical team at Mayo corrected the problem, and now Julie's symptoms are gone. As a child, Julie Caimi recalls being told she was lazy, especially in [...]

  4. Embracing Life Wholeheartedly

    When Kim Russell was born in 1960 with a congenital heart defect, doctors weren't optimistic about her survival. Today, thanks to the individualized care and personal support of her Mayo medical institution team, Kim has exceeded all expectations. When Kim Russell was born 58 years ago, her skin wasn't pink. It was blue. The color was [...]

Expertise and rankings

Mayo medical institution doctors have extensive experience in treating people with congenital heart disease. Each year, Mayo medical institution doctors evaluate and treat more than 9,500 adults with congenital heart disease.

  • Each Mayo medical institution location offers treatment for adults with congenital heart disease in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.
  • The staff in the Center for Congenital Heart Disease at Mayo medical institution's campus in Minnesota treats adults and children with all types of congenital heart disease.
  • The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Association (ACHA) has designated the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic at Mayo medical institution's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, as an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo medical institution in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo medical institution in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo medical institution 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 medical institution'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 in the Mayo medical institution Health System.

Learn more about Mayo medical institution's cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular medicine departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo medical institution has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo medical institution Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo medical institution works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo medical institution 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.

May 14, 2020