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Why learning and gathering your family’s heart health history is important

Most of us understand the importance of knowing our family medical history, but how many of us take the steps to gather our family’s health history? Let’s talk about screening during pregnancy and the different heart conditions that can be passed down.

Temi’s birthday wish: A new heart

Temi was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and placed on a heart transplant list only a few weeks after her birthday in 2023. She’s been in the cardiovascular care center (CVCC) at Children’s Minnesota with her family by her side ever since wishing for one thing - a new heart.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell visits Children’s Minnesota

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Brandon Powell visited Children’s Minnesota patients at their bedside at the pediatric health care system’s Minneapolis hospital.

Request a Second Opinion

The diagnosis of heart disease can be difficult and overwhelming. Seeking a second opinion can help you understand your options and help you make the best decision for your child. You are not required to transfer your care from your current physician or cardiologist.

Twins Madison and Peyton born with same heart condition now reaching milestones after procedure

The twins were born three months premature with their patent ductus arteriosus’ (PDA) still open. The Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota developed a standard guideline and protocol for preterm babies requiring transcatheter closure of their PDA, meaning Madison and Peyton were in the best hands possible.

Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic expands to include cardiovascular care

Our Intensive Care Follow-up Clinic is expanding its service offerings to include more patients beyond neonatal intensive care. Cardiovascular care is one of the new services families can expect to be offered at the clinic.

Project ADAM Minnesota certifies Shakopee Public Schools as state’s first Heart Safe School district

Shakopee Public Schools is the first public school district in Minnesota to be certified as a Heart Safe School by Project ADAM Minnesota. When a school becomes a Project ADAM Heart Safe School, it means the school has successfully implemented a practiced plan to respond to sudden cardiac arrest.

Children’s Minnesota and its collaborative partners among U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals in 2 specialties

The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.

Children’s Minnesota starts Project ADAM Minnesota to help prepare schools to respond in the event of a cardiac arrest

Project ADAM is a national program which strives to assist schools and communities in establishing a practiced plan to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest. Project ADAM has saved the lives of more than 200 children, adolescents and adults who went into sudden cardiac arrest.

Camp Odayin gives heart patients like Riley the support and confidence to thrive

Each year, approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a heart problem, making congenital heart defects (CHD) the most common type of birth defect. Camp Odayin provides a fun, safe and supportive camp experiences for young people with heart disease and their families – like Riley.