Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital was designed to take the "scary" out of a hospital stay. Ceilings are lowered, colors are bright, the sun shines in. Everywhere children look, they will find something just for them.
Mayo Clinic has been treating heart disease in children and adolescents for more than 50 years. Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists have contributed many new developments in the treatment of these diseases, among them helping to create the subspeciality of pediatric cardiology.
Each year, Mayo Clinic heart specialists record 5,000 to 6,000 visits by children and adolescents for congenital heart problems. Mayo heart surgeons perform 350 to 400 operations each year to repair congenital heart defects.