Dr. Hector Villarraga, MD

Dr. Hector Villarraga, MD

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58 y/o

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Dr. Hector Villarraga, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Aortic Ectasia
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more than 99% of peers
Cardiomegaly
very high
more than 98% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Villarraga's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Villarraga " Cardio-oncology is the main interest of Hector R. Villarraga, M.D. He has many prospective protocols evaluating changes in myocardial mechanical function in patients who receive proton or photon beam radiotherapy, as well as patients with breast cancer, lymphoma and sarcoma who undergo chemotherapeutic treatment. Dr. Villarraga is also interested in the behavior of myocardial mechanics in low-grade exercise for cancer patients and HFpEF. These changes in myocardial mechanics allow for early detection of cardiotoxicity related to chemotherapy or radiotherapy before a drop in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) occurs. Procedures performed Cardio-oncology Interventional echocardiography Intraoperative echocardiography Preventive cardiology "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Villarraga "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Valle del Cauca
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Carraway Methodist Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Universidad del Valle
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Universidad del Valle
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Kelly Award | Awarding Organization, 2008
  • WRite up And Publish | Department of Internal Medicine, 2012
  • WRite up And Publish | Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 2013
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology, Member
  • American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine, Member
  • American Heart Association American Stroke Association, Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Fellow
  • Colombian Task Force for Stress Echocardiography and Echocardiography Fundacion Valle del Lilli, Member
  • Colombian Task Force for Valvular Heart Disease Fundacion Valle del Lilli, Member
  • Research Committee American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • Writing Group American Society of Echocardiography, Member
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