Heart/Cardiovascular

Study: Most major heart attacks not linked with high cholesterol

[KARE 11, April 12, 2017] A new study shows that most people who had suffered a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation authored the report that reviewed more than a thousand Minnesota heart attack patients. “Your cholesterol is important but it’s only one part of the picture,” said the lead […]

Blood pressure research at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

[KSTP-TV, April 11, 2017] One in three Americans has high blood pressure, Now, three Twin Cities siblings are part of a study at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation exploring new ways to treat the disease.

Findings suggest The Heart of New Ulm Project has helped lower heart disease risk

[New Ulm Journal, April 10, 2017] Since Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) started back in 2009, people who live and work in New Ulm have made a variety of changes to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce their risk for heart disease. For the past eight years, researchers at The […]

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104-year-old still going after heart surgery

[KARE-TV, March 1, 2017] In January, KARE-TV told the story of Pat Marble, a 104-year-old Richfield woman who had a breakthrough heart surgery. Now that she has recovered, they went to find out what’s behind her drive to stay active at her age. Watch the story at kare11.com.

New type of heart attack striking younger women

[WCCO-TV, Feb. 11, 2017] There is a certain type of heart attack that is striking a growing number of women in their late 30s and 40s. It’s called SCAD — spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Elizabeth Grey, talked with WCCO News about this situation.

What can you do to improve your heart health?

[KARE 11, Feb. 3, 2017] Each year the first Friday in February is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health. For women with a family history of heart disease, a genetic predisposition for heart disease, it’s especially important to pay attention to what you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Retu Saxena, a cardiologist at the […]

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-place winning team — Allina Health

[Healthcare Informatics, Jan, 25, 2017] What does it look like to leverage data and IT at a very deep level and help to rework core clinical processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs? The leaders at Allina Health know, because they’re doing it. And they’re doing it particularly intensively […]

104-year-old woman awake during heart surgery

[KARE 11, Jan. 17, 2017] A recent medical breakthrough is helping heart surgery patients get back on their feet faster. Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital are keeping patients wide awake during surgery to have a heart valve replaced. On Tuesday, a 104-year-old patient doctors describe as a “special lady” underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, […]

Did Debbie Reynolds die of a broken heart?

[KMSP Fox 9, December 29. 2016] The death of actress Debbie Reynolds, one day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, has prompted many people to wonder if she died of a broken heart. Dr. Scott Sharkey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has been leading research into Broken Heart Syndrome since 2001. “It’s […]

Heart disease is number one killer of women

[KARE 11, December 28, 2016] Actress Carrie Fisher became a victim Tuesday of a threat to women that’s bigger than cancer: Heart disease. Cancer does kill a lot of women. Four of every 10 women who die between ages 45 and 64 die of cancer. But more than 1 in 3 women — 43 million […]