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What to expect

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of 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.

Meet the Team

The cardiovascular team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is nationally renowned. We specialize in diagnosing and treating heart and blood vessel conditions that affect kids. The 200 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.

Outcomes and Research

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.

Conditions and Services

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Minnesota boy adopted from China born with ‘beautifully created, imperfect heart’

Tovin Kainz, 4, was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect.

Mother of Children’s heart patient writes book

In "Embracing Charlie," author-mother Mindy Lynn writes about her family’s emotional journey with her son, who was born with a congenital heart defect.