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Heart disease and COVID-19: what parents need to know

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.

The heart transplant that saved Blake’s life

Read more about the heart transplant that saved Blake's life at Children's Minnesota.

Factors associated with increased risk of CHD in the fetus

A second chance at childhood

Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota work together on a complex heart surgery to give a 6 year old another chance at childhood.

Announcing new director of cardiovascular services

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.

Children’s Minnesota Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit celebrates 10-year anniversary!

This April marks the 10th anniversary of the Edward J. Phillips Cardiovascular Care Center our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU).

Mighty Margaret outside in the snow

Mighty Margaret’s heart journey: A look through the years

Margaret is living life to the fullest, being as mighty as she was when she had her first open heart surgery at just 5 months old. Today, she’s a spunky, curious 3-year-old who is exploring the world around her.

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Mountains to Minneapolis: Shelby’s story of persistence

Not all Children’s Minnesota stories start in Minnesota. This was the case for the Ullom family, who lived nearly 1,000 miles away in Bozeman, MT prior to their daughter’s birth.

What is a congenital heart defect?

You may have heard of children being born with holes in their hearts or kids born with “half a heart,” but did you know? These are all different types of congenital heart defects.