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  • 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. […]
  • Suffer from varicose veins? Study shows link to blood clots
    [WCCO-TV, March 19, 2018] About a quarter of the population has varicose veins, and many find them to be unsightly. New research is now drawing a connection between varicose veins and an increased risk of blood clots. Complications can come from those bulging veins. Dr. Joseph Karam is a vascular surgeon at Allina Health’s Minneapolis […] […]
  • Did the Vikings give you a heart attack?
    [Sansevere Podcast, Jan. 18, 2018] If the stunning end to the Vikings – New Orleans Saints game got your heart beating extra fast, you weren’t alone. Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Marc Newell talked with the Pioneer Press’s Bob Sansevere about how our bodies react to dramatic events. […]
  • Heart stents fail to ease nonemergency chest pain, landmark study says
    [Star Tribune, November 2, 2017] A study of 200 heart patients in the United Kingdom shocked the international cardiology community on Thursday when it reported that patients who had stents put in to treat nonemergency chest pain showed about the same improvements as patients who got a “sham” placebo procedure. Michael Miedema, MD, and Nicholas […] […]
  • 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 [ […]
  • What varicose and spider veins reveal about health
    [KARE 11, July 4, 2017] After trading in our jeans for summer shorts, many of us may notice some little red lines on our legs that we didn’t see before. And, experts say if you’re like half of all adults, you may have varicose veins. Dr. Joseph Karam, a vascular surgeon with the Minneapolis Heart […] […]
  • Rare heart valve procedure at Abbott Northwestern saves mother and baby
    [Star Tribune, May 18, 2017] Complications from a heart-valve defect left Danielle Dayton with a couple mortifying options when she became pregnant last year: Undergo open heart surgery, which could be fatal to her baby, or press on with pregnancy even though her heart probably couldn’t keep up. Fortunately, there was a third option, though […] […]

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