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Children’s Minnesota receives heart transplant certification

Children’s Minnesota announced it received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certification of its Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program.

Children’s Minnesota launches first exclusively pediatric heart transplant program in the state

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce it has received certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Heart Failure and Heart Transplant (HFHT) program. This is the first exclusively pediatric heart transplant program in Minnesota, providing the most comprehensive pediatric cardiology services in the region.

The heart transplant that saved Blake’s life

Read more about the heart transplant that saved Blake's life at Children's Minnesota.

A second chance at childhood

Mayo Clinic and Children’s Minnesota work together on a complex heart surgery to give a 6 year old another chance at childhood.

Hunter’s resilience through multiple heart defects

Hunter was diagnosed with Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries, or d-TGA, a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and a restrictive atrial septal defect (ASD) at birth. Today, Hunter is a happy and healthy 17 month old.

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.

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.