Minneapolis Heart Institute

Play for Patrick provides free heart screenings to teenagers and young adults

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 26, 2019] Next month marks five years since a 14-year-old hockey player collapsed on the ice in Brainerd and died. Patrick Schoonover was competing in the Blue Ox Hockey Bantam AA Tournament. Patrick had scored the first goal of the game before he collapsed. “He had two undetected conditions with his heart, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]