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Recent News


  • March 24, 2014.WCCO-4 Television News covers the story of Summer, an infant whose symptoms brought her to the emergency room. Later she received a heart transplant. 
     
  • Feb. 26, 2014: A simple test becomes national best practice to detect heart disease in newborns. It started right here. KSTP-5 has the story.
     
  • Feb. 26, 2014. At fifteen years old, Colin awaits a life saving heart transplant at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Fox9 News reports his story.

  • Heart Center Update, Fall 2013
    For providers: highlights of our patients, programs and services. Featuring the NHLBI PumpKIN clinical trial, and the pediatric cardiac care consortium (PCCC).
     
  • Heart Center Update, Spring 2013
    For providers: highlights of our patients, programs and services
     
  • Dr. James St. Louis, co-director of The Heart Center, and staff physicians traveled to Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China, to present at a medical symposium, in partnership with Children's HeartLink.
     
  • August 9, 2012. Dr. James St. Louis, co-director of The Heart Center, performed successful heart surgery on baby Nolan. The three-part newspaper series about Nolan and his professional baseball player father, Shawn Wooten, appeared in the Orange County Register. 

  • Read the Heart Center Annual Report (PDF). The Heart Center includes a cardiovascular intensive care unit and renovated outpatient clinic spaces.  The Heart Center provides a variety of clinical trials and therapies to ensure the best possible outcomes for heart patients.
     
  • In May 2012 the pediatric echocardiography department at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital earned accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This national recognition applies to both pediatric and fetal echocardiography. Echocardiography is an  ultrasound diagnostic tool for the heart. 
     
  • Click the link to hear the story of a 3-year-old whose home has become University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital while she waits for a heart transplant. This story emphasizes the need for organ donations.  KARE 11
     
  • Visit the link to learn more about fun-loving 6-year-old Valeria who found hope and a new heart in Minnesota thanks to The Heart Center team at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.  WCCO

  • Drs. James St. Louis and Dan Gruenstein at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital work to mend a baby's broken heart. Christopher was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and is doing well after the first of three surgeries he will need to survive his condition.  KARE-TV
     
  • Read this wonderful story about a Minnesota family who adopted a young girl abandoned in a market in China. She was treated by James St. Louis, MD, at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital for a heart condition.  Pioneer Press

 
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