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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.

One family’s health journey played out through music

But once Alyssa was born, Jesse and Keri had to embrace another new experience – after tests were ran, they found out Alyssa not only had Down syndrome but she also had a heart defect.

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.

Joshua’s journey to a new heart

At just 7 years old, Joshua was in cardiac arrest. By 9, he had a successful heart transplant! His journey to his new heart wasn't easy, but thanks to his care team Joshua is thriving today.

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.

The heart of a fighter: baby August’s story

If you see baby August today, it would be hard to tell the difficult road he’s already been on in his young life. But just weeks before he was born, August had already been on quite the medical journey.

El día en que Joshua recibió un nuevo corazón

Cuando Saida llevó a su hijo Joshua a Children’s Minnesota, pensó que solo tenía un fuerte caso de gripe. Sin embargo, nunca se imaginó que la situación se iba a convertir en algo que ningún padre desearía que ocurriera. Poco después de ingresar al hospital, Saida recibió la noticia de que su hijo de siete años iba a necesitar un nuevo corazón.

Children’s Minnesota welcomes cardiologist Dr. Adam Putschoegl to the heart failure and heart transplant program

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce cardiologist Adam Putschoegl, DO, as a new physician with the heart failure and heart transplant program. Dr. Putschoegl is no stranger to Minnesota. He grew up in a suburb of St. Paul and obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Mary Kate’s amazing care inspires her family to give back

Mary Kate was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. Because of the care she received at Children's Minnesota, her family decided to provide a generous match of $10,000 on Give to Kids Day on Dec. 9, 2021.

Children’s Minnesota’s first heart transplant: John’s miraculous story

Hear the story of Children's Minnesota's first heart transplant.