Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

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 […]

Heart of New Ulm project earns national recognition

[Mankato Free Press, Oct. 25, 2018] New Ulm’s decade-long project addressing heart health recently earned national recognition, giving stakeholders hope it could lead other communities to pursue similar initiatives. “Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project,” a partnership between Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, received the 2018 Heart Healthy Stroke […]

Local study may keep more hearts beating

Local study may keep more hearts beating

[Brainerd Dispatch, August 19, 2017] A local medical research study may soon yield new knowledge about a relatively unknown form of heart disease. The Minneapolis Heart Institute’s Baxter location will be the nexus of a planned research project tracking pulmonary hypertension. The institute’s Dr. Eric Fenstad has dedicated his career so far to fighting the […]

The Heart of New Ulm Project’s Food Environment Action Team

HONU Food Action Team takes local food tour

[The Journal, July 21, 2017] The Heart of New Ulm Project’s Food Environment Action Team, accompanied by the director of the MN Food Charter Network, participated in a tour of various New Ulm food venues on July 19. Read more at nujournal.com.

Study: Most major heart attacks not linked with high cholesterol

[KARE 11, April 12, 2017] A new study shows that most people who had suffered a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation authored the report that reviewed more than a thousand Minnesota heart attack patients. “Your cholesterol is important but it’s only one part of the picture,” said the lead […]

Blood pressure research at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

[KSTP-TV, April 11, 2017] One in three Americans has high blood pressure, Now, three Twin Cities siblings are part of a study at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation exploring new ways to treat the disease.

Findings suggest The Heart of New Ulm Project has helped lower heart disease risk

[New Ulm Journal, April 10, 2017] Since Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) started back in 2009, people who live and work in New Ulm have made a variety of changes to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce their risk for heart disease. For the past eight years, researchers at The […]

Did Debbie Reynolds die of a broken heart?

[KMSP Fox 9, December 29. 2016] The death of actress Debbie Reynolds, one day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, has prompted many people to wonder if she died of a broken heart. Dr. Scott Sharkey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has been leading research into Broken Heart Syndrome since 2001. “It’s […]

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation leads effort to train heart surgeons in Ethiopia

[Star Tribune, June 4, 2016] Doctors from developed countries routinely travel to impoverished nations on “medical missions,” working through nongovernmental organizations to provide free health care not available in local clinics. Some missions provide surgical services. But performing heart-valve surgeries one at a time is an expensive solution that can’t address the underlying problems that […]

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TCAR procedure offers potentially safer method for high-risk stroke patients

[News-Medical.net, January 18, 2016] The FDA recently approved a new Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure that utilizes the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent System from Silk Road Medical. The TCAR procedure offers patients a potentially safer method of carotid stenting through a small cut down at the base of the neck and direct carotid artery […]