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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 announce pediatric cardiovascular collaboration

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.

Fetal Cardiac Ultrasound Course and Hands-On Scan Session

May 2, 2020, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Minneapolis

Due to the recent developments and health safety precautions surrounding COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Callen

Why I Walk for Amazing: Callen’s Story

One family shares their son's journey with congenital heart disease and why they Walk for Amazing. Read Callen’s story.

Margaret in a red chair at two-years-old

Mighty Margaret is mightier than ever

Margaret had her first open heart surgery at just five months old. Now two years old she continues to fight and become a healthy and happy toddler.

Elijah Parker is dressed like a superhero.

Celebrating CV Patients: Families who give from the heart

February is American Heart Month! This month, we are celebrating some of our amazing cardiovascular (CV) patients and families who have a special place in our hearts.