These experts are all heart.
According to the American Heart Association’s 2023 report, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S. The good news? Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, has more than 150 heart experts leaning into the challenge with the purpose of advancing care for patients. Our heart specialists deliver world-class care to people of all ages living with heart diseases.
Connected through innovation.
Advancements in care developed by Mayo Clinic experts begin with rigorous research, ranging from new procedures, molecular and cellular therapeutics, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and novel device development. Recent advances in care include the use of wearable devices, allowing doctors to monitor the heart and recognize serious issues early including heart rhythm abnormalities and heart failure. Utilizing data from wearable devices allows doctors to monitor and alert patients when any concerning change is noted, empowering patients to be anywhere in the world and still be connected to their care team.
Prediction can lead to prevention.
Heart experts at Mayo Clinic use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to process data quickly and consistently. This can help detect heart disease earlier and predict future heart conditions. One recent study used an AI-assisted screening tool to detect heart failure in patients without noticeable symptoms. The tool accurately identified people at risk for the condition 93 percent of the time. This predictive technology can help doctors get ahead of the condition, discuss proactive steps with patients, and provide treatment earlier.
Better outcomes through technology.
Another important development is the use of technology to improve care. Mayo Clinic’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory leads the development of minimally invasive procedures that save lives and improve quality of life for patients of all ages. Many procedures are now done without general anesthesia, with many patients leaving the hospital the same day.
Similarly, heart surgeons at Mayo Clinic use cutting-edge technology to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. Robot-assisted technology for example, is used to perform minimally invasive heart surgery for several types of heart conditions. Notably, robot-assisted heart surgery does not replace a surgeon; it is performed with two heart surgeons, one controlling the robotic arms, and a surgeon at the patient’s side, ensuring maximum patient safety with conventional surgical backup if needed. This highly precise tool is a surgical advancement that results in smaller incisions, less scarring, less pain, and a shorter hospital stay for patients.
One place, many reasons.
We have always centered everything we do on the needs of the patient. The heart experts at Mayo Clinic take the time to listen, understand your concerns, and utilize the most advanced diagnostic capabilities available. Once we have a diagnosis, our teams of specialists pool their expertise, our cutting-edge research, and all the latest technology to deliver customized treatments unique to you and your diagnosis. Part of what makes this treatment approach possible is our unique group practice model. What might take months at other facilities can often be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic thanks to our team-based approach to care.
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