Heart/Cardiovascular

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 […]

Look out for heart attacks around the holidays

[KMSP Fox 9, December 28, 2016] The recent celebrity deaths of Carrie Fisher and Alan Thicke have brought renewed attention to heart health, especially over the holidays. Dr. Alex Campbell, a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says cardiac arrest can come without warning. Studies have shown deadly heart attacks increase in the winter months, […]

Heart attack risk increases over the holidays

[KARE 11, December 27, 2016] The recent celebrity deaths of Carrie Fisher and Alan Thicke have brought renewed attention to heart health, especially over the holidays. Dr. Kevin Harris, a preventive cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says cardiac arrest can come without warning. Studies have shown deadly heart attacks increase in the winter months, […]

Sugar’s role in heart disease

[KARE 11, November 10, 2016] If you think that fat is the major culprit in the cause of heart disease it might be because that’s what the sugar industry wanted you to think. Preventive cardiologist, Dr. Michael Miedema, from Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked to KARE 11 News about sugar’s role in heart disease.

New mobile app helps treat heart attack patients

[KMSP Fox 9, November 5, 2016] The Minneapolis Heart Institute has launched a new app designed to help treat cardiac arrest and heart attack patients. MHI cardiologist, Dr. Nick Burke talk with Fox 9 News about the new app and how it helps.

Sugar vs. fat: Which is better for your heart health?

[WCCO-AM, October 21, 2016] New research suggests that sugar, not fat, is the main culprit behind coronary heart disease. Researchers in the 1960s were allegedly influenced to publish reports making fat and cholesterol major heart disease risk factors instead of sugar. Dr. Nicholas Burke, cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked […]

St. Jude recalls implantable defibrillator

[KSTP-TV, October 11, 2016] St. Jude is recalling an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) due a defective battery. United Heart and Vascular Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Michael Peterson, talked with KSTP-TV News about the recall and what patients with the device need to know.

Cardiac arrest victim meets responders who saved his life

[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 21] A Kentucky man who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at the MSP Airport last October, returned to meet the first responders and Allina Health EMS paramedics who saved his life almost a year earlier. He also learned about a new device that was used on him.

After life-saving call, Minnesota doctors looking at FaceTime differently

[WCCO-TV, September 15, 2016] What started as a standard procedure ended in a life-saving phone call. Bob Sandin went to his local hospital in Crosby, Minn. to get a pacemaker. During the procedure, something didn’t look right. The problem connected two hospitals in a way that has some doctors taking a second look at their cell phones. […]

Because of his strong partnership with nurses, Jon Christopherson received The Carol Huttner Collaborative Colleague Award during National Nurses Week. Christopherson is pictured here with Huttner.

Tech World: Biomed, Nurses Team Up on Device Alarm Challenge

[Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, August 2016] With the growing number of devices used in hospitals, healthcare technology management professionals and nurses are working more closely together to provide patients with the best possible care. HTM professionals ensure the availability of functional, properly configured equipment, and nurses rely on this technology to provide […]