Heart/Cardiovascular

Abbott Northwestern recruits new heart-failure team

[Pioneer Press, Dec. 19, 2010] The ultimate cure for heart failure is a new heart. And in Minnesota, the sleepiest of the state’s three heart transplant centers is making a big investment to get back in the game. Last year, Abbott Northwestern performed two heart transplants. But through the first nine months of this year, […]

Equipment may not have been enough to save Garfield teen's life

[The Record, Dec. 7, 2010] The tragedy that took the life of a young baseball catcher from Garfield, N.J. on Friday may not have been preventable no matter what kind of protective gear he was wearing, doctors and sports equipment experts agreed Monday. Thomas Adams probably succumbed to commotio cordis, a sudden, usually fatal condition […]

Equipment may not have been enough to save Garfield teen’s life

[The Record, Dec. 7, 2010] The tragedy that took the life of a young baseball catcher from Garfield, N.J. on Friday may not have been preventable no matter what kind of protective gear he was wearing, doctors and sports equipment experts agreed Monday. Thomas Adams probably succumbed to commotio cordis, a sudden, usually fatal condition […]

Study: Most first-time heart attacks could be avoided

[Minnesota Public Radio, November 15, 2010] Most first-time heart attack patients are not taking well-known medications that could have prevented their heart attacks, a study by a group of Twin Cities cardiologists found. The study, presented Monday during an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, may mark the first time research has looked at the […]

Study: Most first-time heart attacks could be prevented

[KARE-TV, November 15, 2010] A new collaborative study between the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Heart Institute suggests most first time heart attacks could be prevented. The study found that roughly 70 percent of people who suffered a first heart attack had no idea they were at risk. Of those patients, very few were actually […]

Rare heart condition hits family of Minneapolis TV news anchor

[KARE-TV, November 9, 2010] Recently, KARE-TV’s Mike Pomeranz’ family learned some news that has since changed all of their lives. His wife was diagnosed with a dangerous heart condition, called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia, or ARVD. And he says it was only through a near tragic twist of fate that she discovered she had it. Cardiac […]

‘Biggest Loser’ champ coming to New Ulm

(New Ulm Journal, Oct. 15, 2010] Those who struggle with the idea of losing a few of pounds or starting an exercise regimen may gain some insight and encouragement from Danny Cahill when he comes to New Ulm on Saturday. And, Cahill said, even those who aren’t overweight may benefit from what he has to […]

Heart of New Ulm Annual Summit

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 14, 2010] One-and-a-half years into a ten year project and the Heart of New Ulm is already showing promising results reducing heart disease that will be showcased at the annual Heart of New Ulm Summit this weekend. The project’s director, Jeff Van Wormer, talked about the Heart of New Ulm with WCCO’s Mike […]

Ham Lake dad saves son’s life on soccer field

[KARE11 TV, Oct. 7, 2010] Tucker Manske was just your average 12-year-old kid playing soccer for his Andover middle school team last week, when, everything went wrong. He went into full cardiac arrest on that soccer field, the first to run to his rescue, was his father. After a minute or so of CPR Todd […]

Ham Lake dad saves son's life on soccer field

[KARE11 TV, Oct. 7, 2010] Tucker Manske was just your average 12-year-old kid playing soccer for his Andover middle school team last week, when, everything went wrong. He went into full cardiac arrest on that soccer field, the first to run to his rescue, was his father. After a minute or so of CPR Todd […]