Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease (Minnesota)
This one-year fellowship is designed for interventional cardiology fellows whose career focus is on catheter-based therapy for valvular and myocardial lesions.
Structural heart disease is congenital or acquired pathologies outside of atherosclerosis, typically involving myocardial and valvular heart lesions. Catheter-based technology has markedly evolved in the past decade, leading to the availability of a large number of percutaneous therapies for the treatment of these disorders. The marked growth in the field of structural heart disease interventions and the need for high-quality, multidisciplinary educational programs led Mayo Clinic to establish the Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease.
This program is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary fellowship with supervised training in evaluating patients and conducting procedures such as:
- Balloon aortic and mitral valvuloplasty
- Alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Paravalvular prosthetic leak repair
- Closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale
Also included in this fellowship are the newest techniques involving percutaneous heart valve placement, left atrial appendage occlusion and catheter-based repair of mitral regurgitation.
The Advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Structural Heart Disease began in 2010. One fellow completes this training program each year.