Over 95 percent of congenital (from birth) cardiac defects can be detected in-utero, most commonly at 18-20 weeks of gestation. Although in-utero diagnosis can improve surgical outcomes, long-term neurological outcomes, and perinatal mortality (stillbirths), nationally just 30 percent of heart disease is diagnosed prenatally.
At Children's Minnesota, we treat children, not diseases. The cardiovascular team knows that helping kids thrive physically is only part of our job. Helping patients and families feel more at ease emotionally is a big also part of what we do. Our first meeting with you sets the tone for everything to come, so we make it as informative and comforting as we can.
The cardiovascular team at Children's Minnesota is nationally renowned. We specialize in diagnosing and treating heart and blood vessel conditions that affect kids. The professionals from Children's Minnesota and the Children's Heart Clinic, along with many collaborating partners, comprise our team and have a wealth of experience. It shows. Our outcomes are some of the best in the country.
Choosing where to bring your child for cardiovascular care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward format that helps you make the right choice for your family.
At Children's Minnesota, our pediatric cardiovascular program is one of the largest in the region. We offer the newest techniques for treating kids' cardiovascular and blood vessel conditions plus a megadose of heart in all we do. We provide a full range of services, from imaging tests to pioneering surgeries, for babies, children, teens and adults born with heart defects. The cardiovascular specialists at Children's are among the most experienced around. And our outcomes are some of the best in the country. Children’s Minnesota is verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program. Achieving Level I verification is the highest level of distinction for health systems that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens.