Hear the story of Children's Minnesota's first heart transplant.
Ozzie appeared to be healthy and happy after he was born in August 2020. But something changed in late December. Ozzie threw up after two of the morning feedings, something he had not done before.
The cardiovascular team at Children’s Minnesota is excited to announce the addition of two new physicians to their team: Shashi Raj, MD, FAAP, FACC, and Erica Molitor-Kirsch, MD. Dr. Raj and Dr. Molitor-Kirsch are pediatric cardiac intensivists in our cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). We’re also excited to announce an additional pediatric nurse practitioner, Andrea Lueck, APRN, CNP, DNP.
We talked with Dr. Bradford Chu, pediatric and fetal cardiologist at Children’s Minnesota and the Children’s Heart Clinic, about how COVID-19 may affect kids with heart disease and how parents can help.
Read more about the heart transplant that saved Blake's life at Children's Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota work together on a complex heart surgery to give a 6 year old another chance at childhood.
Elizabeth Wagner, DNP, APRN will be taking on the role as director of cardiovascular services. Elizabeth joined Children’s Minnesota in 2016 as the heart failure/heart transplant manager. She has provided leadership to the ECMO department since 2019 as patient care manager and recently as interim patient care manager to CV perioperative services. Elizabeth has extensive experience in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery as a nurse, advanced practice provider and leader. Under her leadership and partnership with Dr. Eric Edens and Dr. Robroy MacIver, Children’s Minnesota successfully built a cardiovascular transplant program. We are confident that Elizabeth’s passion, experience and dedication will help to further the growth of our Cardiovascular Institute.
Children’s Minnesota and Mayo Clinic collaborate in the care of children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
Children’s Minnesota and Mayo Clinic will share talent and resources in order to provide the highest quality pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery services.
This April marks the 10th anniversary of the Edward J. Phillips Cardiovascular Care Center our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).