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Can this artery screening tool help prevent a heart attack?

Can this artery screening tool help prevent a heart attack?

[MarketWatch, December 27, 2019] In this article, Abbott Northwestern Hospital hospitalist Dr. Craig Bowron discusses the value of Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) screening using CT scans to determine whether coronary arteries are blocked. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, who specializes in heart disease prevention, is a fan of CAC scoring. […]

What is Holiday Heart Syndrome?

[WCCO-TV, December 10, 2019] With cookies, parties, heavy foods and alcohol, this time of year can have a big impact on our bodies. Throw in stress and little sleep and it can become more than some hearts can handle. So, what is Holiday Heart? And, what signs should we watch out for during the holiday […]

Holiday Heart Syndrome — it’s real

[KARE 11, December 5, 2019] Some doctors say they see more heart attacks on Christmas Day than any other time of the year. Dr. Nick Burke, who specializes in interventional cardiology with Allina Health at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says holidays are stressful which can lead to what he calls “Holiday Heart Syndrome.” “It is […]

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 […]