Heart/Cardiovascular

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 […]

Pregnant woman performs CPR on husband, gives birth shortly after he wakes from coma, both at United Hospital

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 23, 2018] With a baby on the way within hours, Ashley Goette found herself with her husband’s life also in her hands. “The dispatcher walked me through CPR, ’cause I am not trained. They wanted me to get him down to a hard surface and I explained to them that I couldn’t because […]

Small device shows big promise for heart patients

[KARE 11, Oct. 16, 2018] Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans, but a new study on a tiny medical device is giving patients and their families hope. Almost 40 percent of the 6 million Americans with heart failure have some form of mitral regurgitation. The MitraClip device reduced deaths from heart failure by 40 […]

An aspirin a day? Not necessarily

[Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2018] The conventional wisdom that taking a daily aspirin will help prevent heart attacks and strokes in otherwise healthy people is under renewed challenge. A major international study has found that healthy people over age 70 got no preventive benefit from aspirin and were at greater risk for harm such as […]

Quick action by St. Francis Regional Medical Center staff saves Bloomington man’s life

[KARE 11, June 18, 2018] An ordinary drive home from playing hockey with friends the Friday before the Minnesota Super Bowl is now a pivotal moment in the life of Patrick Ouellet. “I started feeling some chest cramps that felt unusual,” Patrick says. “This one was more like somebody was putting a weight or was […]