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Decades of experience in pediatric heart care

For more than 50 years, Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of caring for children with congenital (present at birth) heart disease. Working together, our team of highly skilled surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, therapists and other medical professionals care for thousands of children each year.

Our patients come to us from all 50 states and from all over the world. Our patient-centered approach means that your son or daughter will receive the highest quality, most compassionate care possible.

Why choose Mayo Clinic

  • Proven excellence in treating congenital heart disease. Each year, Mayo Clinic heart specialists treat thousands of children and teenagers for congenital heart problems. Our heart surgeons perform more than 500 heart surgeries each year to repair congenital heart defects in children and adults. In some cases, Mayo Clinic surgeons can repair pediatric heart defects using small incisions and minimally invasive methods.
  • Top-ranked center. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minnesota, is recognized as one of the top-ranked pediatric heart centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Latest technology and techniques. Mayo Clinic offers leading-edge technology for diagnosing pediatric heart conditions, and the latest devices that help the heart function properly. Learn more about our state-of-the-art pediatric cardiac catheterization lab and congenital echocardiography.
  • Heart transplant program. Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most successful heart transplant programs in the U.S., serving children and adults. If your child needs a heart transplant, an experienced team of pediatric experts from several specialties will work together to develop a personal treatment plan, managing every aspect of your child's care.

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