Heart/Cardiovascular

Blacks at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease

[KARE 11, June 13, 2019] The death of Hollywood director and filmmaker, John Singleton, was a wake up call. Singleton’s death was a reminder that black men are hit hardest by high blood pressure, a silent killer that often comes without symptoms or warning. Singleton, 51, suffered a massive stroke and later died. He struggle […]

Learn how to save a life with CPR

[KARE 11, June 4, 2019] National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 to June 7. Dustin Hadley is an Allina Health EMS paramedic and cardiac arrest survivor who says he was saved by CPR. Dustin walked KARE 11 through the steps necessary to save a life with proper CPR techniques. The American Heart […]

Knowing the symptoms: Women and heart disease

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2019] Many women are missing the symptoms of a heart attack, which is one of the reasons why heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Dr. Elizabeth Grey, a preventative cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO News about those symptoms and why younger and younger […]

New Minnesota-made CPR tool helps save lives by elevating patients’ torsos

[KMSP Fox 9, April 18, 2018] There’s a new CPR tool on the market for first responders that’s manufactured in Minnesota. Only a few places are using it as part of a research project, including two fire departments in the Twin Cities metro area. Doctors say the device will save more lives and help patients […]

More blood pressure meds recalled by FDA

[KARE 11, March 18, 2019] Another round of blood pressure medications are being recalled. That makes at least six recalls of blood pressure meds in the last month because of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. “Huge problem,” says Allina Health cardiologist Dr. David Hurrell. He says there’s a been a large number of recalls over the […]

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 20, 2019] Winter is harder on your heart than warm weather. The cold affects our circulatory system. But, mainly, it’s shoveling snow that can bring on a heart attack, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey told WCCO Radio.

Why do women wait longer to seek help for a heart attack?

[KARE 11, Dec. 31, 2018] A new study reveals women wait longer than men to call for help when they’re having a heart attack. Researchers say women hold off seeking medical attention roughly 37 minutes longer, and that delay could have deadly consequences. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute at […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

New study reveals at-home blood pressure monitors accurate

[KARE 11, Nov. 1, 2018] Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and a new study confirms what cardiologists have been saying for years: at-home tests are just as accurate at monitoring hypertension — if not more so — than having your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s office. Allina Health cardiologist […]

Heart of New Ulm project earns national recognition

[Mankato Free Press, Oct. 25, 2018] New Ulm’s decade-long project addressing heart health recently earned national recognition, giving stakeholders hope it could lead other communities to pursue similar initiatives. “Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project,” a partnership between Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, received the 2018 Heart Healthy Stroke […]