Heart/Cardiovascular

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 […]

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 […]

Blacks at higher risk for high blood pressure, heart disease

[KARE 11, June 13, 2019] The death of Hollywood director and filmmaker, John Singleton, was a wake up call. Singleton’s death was a reminder that black men are hit hardest by high blood pressure, a silent killer that often comes without symptoms or warning. Singleton, 51, suffered a massive stroke and later died. He struggle […]

Learn how to save a life with CPR

[KARE 11, June 4, 2019] National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1 to June 7. Dustin Hadley is an Allina Health EMS paramedic and cardiac arrest survivor who says he was saved by CPR. Dustin walked KARE 11 through the steps necessary to save a life with proper CPR techniques. The American Heart […]

Knowing the symptoms: Women and heart disease

[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2019] Many women are missing the symptoms of a heart attack, which is one of the reasons why heart disease is the number one killer of American women. Dr. Elizabeth Grey, a preventative cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked with WCCO News about those symptoms and why younger and younger […]

New Minnesota-made CPR tool helps save lives by elevating patients’ torsos

[KMSP Fox 9, April 18, 2018] There’s a new CPR tool on the market for first responders that’s manufactured in Minnesota. Only a few places are using it as part of a research project, including two fire departments in the Twin Cities metro area. Doctors say the device will save more lives and help patients […]

More blood pressure meds recalled by FDA

[KARE 11, March 18, 2019] Another round of blood pressure medications are being recalled. That makes at least six recalls of blood pressure meds in the last month because of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. “Huge problem,” says Allina Health cardiologist Dr. David Hurrell. He says there’s a been a large number of recalls over the […]

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

Winter is harder on heart, especially shoveling snow

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 20, 2019] Winter is harder on your heart than warm weather. The cold affects our circulatory system. But, mainly, it’s shoveling snow that can bring on a heart attack, Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Elizabeth Grey told WCCO Radio.