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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.

When mechanical circulatory support and transplantation are required to save a young life

Collaborative cardiovascular care turned a life-threatening condition into a second chance for a 17-year-old male who needed a left ventricular assist device as a bridge to heart transplantation.

Cardiovascular team training clinicians in India

To help improve the lives of many children around the world, physicians and nurses from Children’s Minnesota’s cardiovascular program have teamed up with other organizations to grow pediatric cardiac programs in regions with the greatest populations.

Siblings by heart: Delilah and William’s story

Delilah and William not only share a sibling bond, but they also share the same congenital heart defect (CHD) diagnosis. Thanks to the care both Delilah and William received by the cardiology experts at Children's Minnesota, today they are thriving. 

Maddy’s heart transplant story

Read the story of Maddy's heart transplant.

A rare opportunity: a second chance at life

What was supposed to be food poisoning from seafood turned out to be life threatening. Reese was air lifted to Children’s Minnesota when the results of a CT scan showed that he had an enlarged heart with a clot.

Jayden’s heart gets a new beat on Valentine’s Day

Jayden's parents weren’t sure they'd get to watch their son play the way he can after learning he would be born with a serious heart condition. But thanks to the expert medical care provided by the team at Children’s Minnesota’s cardiovascular program Jayden is a kid on the move.

Children’s Minnesota among the first pediatric hospitals in the country to install new, revolutionary CT scanner

The next generation of imaging technology allows surgeons to view 3-D images and offers 45 percent reduction in radiation exposure.

Revolutionary CT scanner added to Minneapolis medical imaging department to support Children’s Minnesota cardiovascular imaging

Children’s Minnesota is introducing the new Alpha technology to our medical imaging program to help support cardiovascular imaging. The new Alpha technology will allow surgeons to see the whole heart in 3-D moving images before operating, increasing success of treatment and patient survival.

From heart transplant to throwing the first pitch: TJ’s heart journey

The first sign something could be going on with 17-year-old TJ's health came in Spring 2022. He was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and doctors determined the only way he could heal was with a heart transplant.