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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.

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.

Identical twins with identical heart defects, now thriving in college

Identical twins Jacob and Josh were both born with same rare form of congenital heart disease (CHD). However, their care journeys took different paths.

Oliver’s strength as he battles congenital heart defect

In March 2020, Ally and Roger were getting ready for the birth of their first child. The couple’s excitement about welcoming their baby turned into worry when baby Oliver was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect.

Peyton’s story: from heart surgery at 4 days old to going home

Peyton has undergone six surgeries. And that was only in the first year of her life. Peyton was born with multiple congenital heart defects (CHD). Her parents Rachel and Ben got the diagnosis at the 20-week ultrasound. It quickly turned their excitement about having their first child into worry.

Related image for article, Game changer: new non-surgical heart valve procedure at Children’s Minnesota removes need for some kids to have open-heart surgery – meet the state’s youngest patient to get the implant

Game changer: new non-surgical heart valve procedure at Children’s Minnesota removes need for some kids to have open-heart surgery – meet the state’s youngest patient to get the implant

A 14-year-old became the youngest person in Minnesota – and also the first Children’s Minnesota patient – to get the Harmony valve implant. The FDA calls the implant the first in the world non-surgical heart valve for kids and adults with some congenital heart defects.

Children’s Minnesota becomes first in state to implant state-of-the-art non-surgical heart valve in a child

The Children’s Minnesota Cardiovascular Program recently became the first program in the state to implant the Harmony valve, a new type of non-surgical heart valve, in a pediatric patient.

Referral and collaboration help baby August beat the odds of Ebstein anomaly diagnosis

If you see baby August today, it would be hard to tell the difficult road he’s already been on in his young life. Diagnosed in utero with Ebstein anomaly, August’s was able to beat the odds thanks to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team of health care professionals.

Our unforeseen miracle: Kashton’s story of battling CHD

Allison Kimmes is a mother of two, Kashton and Annistyn. In this blog, she outlines her family’s experience with the congenital heart defect Kasthon was born with.

Mighty Margaret outside in the snow

Mighty Margaret’s heart journey: A look through the years

Margaret is living life to the fullest, being as mighty as she was when she had her first open heart surgery at just 5 months old. Today, she’s a spunky, curious 3-year-old who is exploring the world around her.