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Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to create world’s ‘foremost’ women’s cardiology center

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to create world’s ‘foremost’ women’s cardiology center

[Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, November 26, 2019] The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, an independent, non-profit research group that is housed in Abbott Northwestern Hospital, plans to create what it says will be the world’s “foremost” research hub on women’s cardiovascular health, kicked off with a $5 million grant from well-known philanthropists. The MHIF is conducting […]

Life after a heart attack

WCCO Radio, Oct. 19, 2019] Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back on the campaign trail weeks after suffering a heart attack. That raised the question, how much can you do after suffering a heart attack? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Robert Schwartz at the Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO Radio about what a heart is […]

So what happened with Bernie Sander’s heart?

[KARE 11, Oct. 2, 2019] Presidential candidate Bernie Sander felt chest pains during a campaign event this week and went to a hospital where doctors placed two stents in a clogged coronary artery. He’s taking time off from the campaign to recover. KARE 11 News wanted to know just how common what happened to Sanders […]

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

Hennepin County attorney statement on Narcan alarms overdose-prevention advocates

[MPR, Sept. 20, 2019] A statement posted Thursday night on the Hennepin County attorney’s website sparked outrage in the overdose prevention and drug recovery communities. Advocates and physicians say the prosecutor’s office mischaracterized the anti-overdose medication Narcan, and that the agency’s words could cause people to fear the life-saving medication. Dr. Katherine Katzung, who chairs […]

New device being tested at Abbott Northwestern Hospital gives hope to patients with leaking heart valve

[Star Tribune, September 6, 2019] Three tricuspid regurgitation (TR) patients at Minneapolis’ Abbott Northwestern Hospital quietly jumped to the forefront of a wave of cardiology innovation represented by a class of new “structural heart” devices that optimize blood flow using foldable memory metals and tendril-like catheters thin enough to fit inside blood vessels. “I had […]

What you need to know about kidney donation

[KARE 11, August 30, 2019] When family members of two women needing a new kidney took to the state fair with signs seeking donors, it sparked media stories and then, lots of questions from the public, the biggest being, how do you donate a kidney and what does it involve. Dr. Mark Hill and Dr. […]

What is ASMR?

[WCCO-TV, August 19, 2019] ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. The videos that induce that response are among the fastest growing genres online. They’re mostly on YouTube, and show people doing everything from whispering, to brushing their hair, to tapping their desks, or drawing on paper. YouTube’s most popular ASMR-tist has seven million followers online. Others have […]

‘No-Wake Zone’ now part of hospital’s care plan

[WCCO-TV, August 5, 2019] Hospital stays are nothing new for Brad Brewer. He’s been plagued with back pain for years. “We’ve been told all our lives you get sick, you get rest. You come to a hospital and try to rest, but every 15 minutes they’re taking blood pressures, poking you,” Brewer explained from his […]

Dr. Nancy Whitley, physician who cared for seriously ill as she developed cancer, dies at 62

[Star Tribune, July 27, 2019] At age 57, Dr. Nancy Whitley made a career switch and pursued more medical training to specialize in the care of seriously ill patients. Known as palliative care medicine, the field is sometimes mistaken for only end-of-life care, but its broader purpose is to help patients maintain control over their […]

Staying safe amid the heat advisory

[WCCO-TV, July 14, 2019] With the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe. “We’ve seen an increase in heat related illness,” said Allina Health emergency physician Dr. Tom Horejsi at Abbott Northwestern […]