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MD News highlights Children’s Minnesota cardiovascular program and the Children’s Heart Clinic

Minnesota MD News highlighted Children's Minnesota cardiovascular program and the Children's Heart Clinic.

Lucia Halstrom

Lucia’s unstoppable heart

Lucia Halstrom has learned to thrive nearly two years after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Kids and heart health

Gigi Chawla, MD, joined "WCCO Mid-Morning" to talk about kids and heart health.

Tetralogy of fallot

In the normal heart, there are two atria and two ventricles. Blood comes back from the body from the superior vena cava (SVC) and inferior vena cava (IVC) to the right atrium through the tricuspid valve to the right ventricle. The ventricle contracts and blood is pumped through the pulmonary valve to the pulmonary arteries out to the lungs where the blood is oxygenated. Blood returns from the lungs by the pulmonary veins to the left atrium. It then travels from the left atrium through the mitral valve to the left ventricle. The left ventricle contracts, sending blood through the aortic valve through the aorta and out to the body.

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What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome?

Get all the facts about hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) from Children's Minnesota.

Related image for article, New York Times essay by Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf: A Chance to Live for a Dying Child

New York Times essay by Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf: A Chance to Live for a Dying Child

Dr. Friedrichsdorf’s essay tells the story of Ethan Butler and his family.

Midwest Adult Congenital Cardiac Center

Ninety percent of children born with heart defects are now expected to live to adulthood and beyond, thanks to surgical and medical breakthroughs. The Midwest Adult Congenital Cardiac Center (MACC) Program was created to treat these adult and adolescent survivors.

Cardiovascular surgical therapies

Among the leading U.S. pediatric hospitals that submit data to a large, national comparative database called the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), Children's ranks in the top 20 in the U.S. in pediatric cardiac surgery volumes and treatment outcomes. Children's performs the most pediatric cardiac procedures in Minnesota and provides surgical care to patients from the five-state region and beyond. To see diagrams that help explain each surgical procedure listed below, visit The Children's Heart Clinic, Children's exclusive partner in the pediatric cardiovascular program.

Fetal diagnosis of heart conditions

Over 95 percent of congenital (from birth) cardiac defects can be detected in-utero, most commonly at 18-20 weeks of gestation. Although in-utero diagnosis can improve surgical outcomes, long-term neurological outcomes, and perinatal mortality (stillbirths), nationally just 30 percent of heart disease is diagnosed prenatally.

A’rrington’s resilient heart

A’rringTon was born with a rare heart condition and spent much of his first year of life at Children’s Minnesota.