Combining advanced technologies with compassionate patient care, our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons, nurses and other medical specialists support children from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
We are especially skilled in treating high-risk children. If your child’s treatment involves a heart transplant, you can be confident knowing that our program is one of the best. Our Heart Center is one of only 22 pediatric heart transplant programs in the United States and the only one in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area approved to implant the mechanical Berlin Heart® into children. This pump may actually heal the heart so that no transplant is necessary. In other cases, it keeps children alive until a donor heart can be found. Since the Heart Center opened in 1981, more than 80 children have received heart transplants at our hospital.