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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.

Cardiovascular Program

At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, our pediatric cardiovascular program is one of the largest in the region. We offer the newest techniques for treating kids' cardiovascular and blood vessel conditions plus a megadose of heart in all we do. We provide a full range of services, from imaging tests to pioneering surgeries, for babies, children, teens and adults born with heart defects. The cardiovascular specialists at Children's are among the most experienced around. And our outcomes are some of the best in the country.

SC Featured: Rise Up

Gopher basketball player and Children's Heart clinic patient Jarvis Johnson is profiled by ESPN.

Children’s Minnesota heart patient featured on ESPN

Jarvis Johnson helped lead his team to four basketball state championships in high school. All of that came after he suffered cardiac arrest before a practice in 2010.

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.