A cardiac MRI is a recommended option for patients who require analyses of dynamic cardiac flows, wall motion, ventricular volume, and ventricular function. Children's Minnesota offers pediatric-trained radiologists who work in connection with cardiologists to the tests. Imaging expert and pediatric cardiologist, Kelly Gleason Han, MD is one of a handful of cardiologists in the U.S. with a specialty in cardiac imaging, earned through a two-year, advanced imaging fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Team members' expertise and training means tests can be obtained quickly (reducing the need for children to be still for prolonged periods) and be performed using less radiation.
Research studies are ongoing in all areas of the hospital and clinics. The cardiovascular team is actively publishing research and articles. In the past ten years, more than 40 articles have been published in peer reviewed publications.
Immediate EKG interpretation
Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD)—also called atrioventricular canal defect or endocardial cushion defect—is a complex heart defect made up of several structural problems.
Our team of 200+ cardiovascular professionals from Children’s Minnesota and The Children’s Heart Clinic, along with many collaborating partners, have a wealth of experience and are dedicated to improving the lives of our patients. Learn more about our team below.
The cardiovascular program at Children’s Minnesota offers a full range of services.
Children’s Minnesota's cardiovascular department provides comprehensive pediatric cardiovascular services - from routine care to advanced cardiac surgeries, from before birth and into adulthood. Our program treats the most pediatric cardiology patients in Minnesota and our outcomes are some of the best in the country. Our cardiovascular program is the only one in the region that is part of a health system dedicated exclusively to children.