Dr. Heidi Connolly, MD

Dr. Heidi Connolly, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Heidi Connolly, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. She specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.Read her story

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Connolly performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Aortic Ectasia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Septal Defect
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Connolly's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Connolly's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Connolly "Interests Adult congenital heart disease Carcinoid heart disease Echocardiography Marfan syndrome and other aortic disorders Pregnancy and heart disease "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Connolly "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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • 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 Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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16  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Undergraduate Hamline University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • MD Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Fellow - Adult Congenital Heart Disease Special Fellowship Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Fellow - Cardiovascular Diseases Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cardiovascular Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award Cardiovascular Division, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Recognition Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2003
  • Honors Degrees: Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology, Psychiatry, Microbiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Physiology Awarding Organization, 1986
  • David Gault Memorial Prize for Obstetrics and Gynecology Awarding Organization, 1986
  • Commissioner's Special Citation Food and Drug Administration, 1997
  • Excellence Through Teamwork Award, Cardiology Outpatient Coordination Cardiovascular Division Conferences, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, 1989
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Committee American Heart Association, Member
  • Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Department of Internal Medicine, Member
  • Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography Committee American Society of Echocardiography, Fellow
  • Knowledge Content Board Cardiovascular Diseases AskMayoExpert, Member
  • Marfan Clinic Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees, Director
  • Mayo Clinic Congenital Heart Center, Director
  • Personnel Committee Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Department of Internal Medicine, Member
  • Personnel Committee of the Board Medical Genetics Chair Search Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees, Member
  • Professional Advisory Board Member National Marfan Foundation, Board Member
  • Working Group Leader Mayo Clinic Congenital Heart Center, Member
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Dr. Connolly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Connolly to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Connolly's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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