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Heart Care for Children

As a parent, you want to see your child back playing with friends as soon as possible. Find reassurance in our considerable expertise treating heart conditions for children. The pediatric cardiologists at the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center specialize in diagnosing and treating congenital heart disease, abnormal heart rhythms, chest pain, fainting spells and heart murmurs.

Why Choose Us For Your Child’s Heart Care?

  • CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center is one of only a few sites in Minnesota to be accredited for its pediatric transthoracic and fetal echocardiography program.
  • Non-surgical heart rhythm treatment is provided in state-of-the-art electrophysiology labs where children can receive pacemakers and/or defibrillators.
  • Our close working relationship with CentraCare Maternal-Fetal Medicine allows us to diagnose problems within the womb. If needed, care can start before the baby is born.
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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Bryant B's Story Heart Care for Children Patient Story
"Running a half marathon is challenging. Running it after experiencing a near-fatal heart condition and being placed on a heart transplant list is a whole different story."
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