Heart/Cardiovascular

Heart-Stopping Hockey Game

[KARE11-TV, Oct. 22, 2009] Good hockey players put themselves instinctively in the right place on the ice. Evan Domeyer wouldn’t go so far as to call himself a good hockey player. “Not really, no.” But he was good enough to save John Dow’s life. “I had what they called sudden death,” said Dow Wednesday from […]

Former Allina chairman surprised to become stent study participant

[Star Tribune, Sept. 19, 2009] Rollie Crawford thought his recent visit to Minnesota would involve some time with his family, especially his grandchildren. But as it turned out, the 69-year-old Minnesota native found himself at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, suddenly enrolled in a clinical trial evaluating a new heart stent made by Boston Scientific Corp. Read more […]

Senator Al Franken Visits Heart of New Ulm Project Screening

[Allina News, Aug. 19, 2009] U.S. Sen. Al Franken made a brief stop at a Heart of New Ulm (HONU) project screening Wednesday, Aug. 19. Franken expressed an interest in learning more about the project from a preventive health care and best practice aspect, in light of the debate taking place nationwide about health care […]

Family Uses ‘Widow Maker’ Tragedy to Help Others

[WCCO 4 News, Aug. 13, 2009] Kristin Brown lost her 30-year-old husband to a heart condition known as the “widow maker.” Dr. Jeff Chambers, a cardiologist at Mercy Hospital, explains how blockage in an artery can cause a deadly heart attack. Read the full story on wcco.com.

Mercy Hospital Designated Accredited Chest Pain Center

[Allina Newsroom, Aug. 10, 2009] The designation of Mercy Hospital as an Accredited Chest Pain Center recognizes a commitment to processes proven to reduce death from heart disease. Read the full story on allina.com.

Lacrosse Most Dangerous for Heart-Stopping Shots

[ABC News, Aug. 10, 2009] After Cornell University defenseman George Boiardi was struck in the chest with a lacrosse ball in the closing minutes of a 2004 collegiate game, he collapsed to the turf, and his heart stopped. The shot he blocked had killed him. It was literally a million-to-one shot, if not more unlikely. […]

Hospitals Teaming Up to Save Lives

[KMSP-TV, July 15, 2009] Seconds count during a cardiac emergencies, especially when patients are traveling from rural areas to metro hospitals. But a new system of protocol being used by Allina Hospitals is helping save lives. Read more. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3165890&w=425&h=350&fv=skin%3DMP1ExternalAll-MFL.swf%26adSrc%3Dhttp%253A%2F%2Fad.doubleclick.net%2Fadx%2Ftsg.kmsp%2Fhealth%2Fdetail%253Bdcmt%253Dtext%2Fxml%253Bpos%253D%253Btile%253D2%253Bsz%253D320x240%253Bord%253D553452175839774600%253Frand%253D0.517669166961917%26flv%3D%2Ffeeds%2FoutboundFeed%253FobfType%253DVIDEO_PLAYER_SMIL_FEED%2526componentId%253D130215526%26img%3Dhttp%253A%2F%2Fmedia2.myfoxtwincities.com%2F%2Fphoto%2F2009%2F07%2F15%2Fhospitalstech071509_tmb0000_20090715214343_640_480.JPG%26embeddable%3Dtrue%26story%3D%26vidPlayer_Id%3Dvideo_player1%26adFrequency%3D1%26adDelay%3D0]

Heart of New Ulm Screens More than 1,100

[New Ulm Journal] The Heart of New Ulm project is in full swing with more than 1,100 community residents having been screened already in the first month of screenings. The project aims to reduce and eventually eliminate heart attacks in New Ulm, Minnesota. Read the full story on nujournal.com…

The Heart of New Ulm

[KARE11, Oct. 31, 2008] New Ulm was recently chosen to take part in a first-of-its-kind health project that could have worldwide implications. It’s called the “Heart of New Ulm,” and its goal is to reduce the number of heart attacks from 85 in 2007 to zero by 2018. Allina and the Minneapolis Heart Institute are […]