Expertise and rankings

  • Heart rhythm disorders expertise. Mayo Clinic staff in the Heart Rhythm Clinic has extensive experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating people with atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders. Doctors evaluate and treat around 25,000 people with atrial fibrillation each year.
  • Research. Doctors at Mayo Clinic actively conduct research in atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders and conduct clinical trials.
  • Comprehensive cardiovascular treatment and research. Doctors in Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Research Center are focused on developing cutting-edge diagnostic tests and innovative treatments for people with cardiovascular disease.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.

Dec. 05, 2015
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