Minneapolis Heart Institute

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 […]

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.

Why do women wait longer to seek help for a heart attack?

[KARE 11, Dec. 31, 2018] A new study reveals women wait longer than men to call for help when they’re having a heart attack. Researchers say women hold off seeking medical attention roughly 37 minutes longer, and that delay could have deadly consequences. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist with Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute at […]

Women wait longer to get care after heart attack symptoms

[WCCO Radio, Dec. 19, 2018] Women who are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack wait longer to call for assistance than men do according to a new study. According to the study author, this may be because women do not always experience the “typical” symptoms of a heart attack and, thus, do not realise that […]

New study reveals at-home blood pressure monitors accurate

[KARE 11, Nov. 1, 2018] Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and a new study confirms what cardiologists have been saying for years: at-home tests are just as accurate at monitoring hypertension — if not more so — than having your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s office. Allina Health cardiologist […]

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 […]

Allina Health teams up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for eighth year

[WCCO-TV, Sept. 29, 2018] Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for an eighth year to collect donated used bikes to refurbish and give to kids of families that can’t afford a bike. Last year more than 7,000 bikes were donated and FB4K’s Tia Martinson and Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Nick Burke […]

An aspirin a day? Not necessarily

[Star Tribune, Sept. 18, 2018] The conventional wisdom that taking a daily aspirin will help prevent heart attacks and strokes in otherwise healthy people is under renewed challenge. A major international study has found that healthy people over age 70 got no preventive benefit from aspirin and were at greater risk for harm such as […]

What new blood pressure guidelines mean for you and your doctor

[WCCO Radio, May 25, 2018] New guidelines, announced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are changing how doctors look at your blood pressure numbers and how they treat you. Dr. Michael Miedema, a cardiologist at Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute, talked with WCCO radio about what these new guidelines mean.