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Michael and his family at his high school graduation.

From cardiac patient to Star Studio star: Michael’s heart health journey

Michael started his Children’s Minnesota journey on Oct. 15, 2000 – the day he was born. To this day, at 19 years old, Michael still gets excited when he gets to stay overnight at Children’s Minnesota, even when he’s being monitored for health issues.

Tallulah and her two older brothers on the couch

Born with Down syndrome and a heart condition: Tallulah’s story of perseverance

Tallulah was born with Down syndrome and because of that, also had a heart defect. Today, Tallulah is 9 months old and is tough as nails. Read her story here.

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.

What is a congenital heart defect?

You may have heard of children being born with holes in their hearts or kids born with “half a heart,” but did you know? These are all different types of congenital heart defects.

Canadian Pacific Railway donates $10,000 to Children’s Minnesota heart failure heart transplant program

Children’s Minnesota cares for more pediatric heart patients than any other program in the state. That's why Canadian Pacific (CP) and the organization's community investment program, CP Has Heart, donated $10,000 to Children's heart failure heart transplant program.

Heart Failure Therapy and Heart Transplant

Children’s Minnesota cares for more pediatric heart patients than any other program in the state. When it comes to treating heart failure in children, we offer the best heart failure therapies– from medications to devices to transplants – to give them a long, healthy life.

2019 Jill Davis Critical Care Nursing Conference: Cultivating Clinical Experience

April 12, 2019, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

This one-day conference, supported by the Jill Davis Intensive Care Nursing Fund, is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of nurses caring for critically ill patients, with a focus on patients with alterations in cardiac function.

Margaret in a red chair at two-years-old

Mighty Margaret is mightier than ever

Margaret had her first open heart surgery at just five months old. Now two years old she continues to fight and become a healthy and happy toddler.

Elijah Parker is dressed like a superhero.

Celebrating CV Patients: Families who give from the heart

February is American Heart Month! This month, we are celebrating some of our amazing cardiovascular (CV) patients and families who have a special place in our hearts.

Grand Rounds: Update on pediatric heart transplant: Globally, nationally and at Children’s Minnesota

February 21, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

R. Erik Edens, MD