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Meet Doug, first patient at Children’s Minnesota to undergo pioneering heart surgery in 1985

Doug was born in 1985 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a complex and rare birth defect. He became the first patient at Children's Minnesota to undergo an innovative surgery to rebuild the heart of an infant with HLHS.

The kid experts put Natasha and her family at ease during heart surgery

Watching your child go into surgery can stir up many emotions. Candi knows those feelings. She watched her daughter, Natasha, get wheeled into heart surgery when she was only 4 months old. However, the experience was made a little easier by the compassionate care provided at Children’s Minnesota.

Collaboration makes comprehensive care possible for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, like Colton

Children’s Minnesota and Mayo Clinic collaborate in the care of children with congenital heart disease; enabling both health systems to share expertise and knowledge to improve the outcomes for children with serious or complex heart conditions.

Heart warrior Colton battles rare heart condition with determination and laughter

Morgan and Clint never expected their journey to parenthood would include their son being diagnosed with a rare and complex congenital heart defect. But with determination and The Kid Experts®, their heart warrior Colton has fought through the many challenges he’s faced in his young life.

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.