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  • 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 […] […]
  • New type of heart attack striking younger women
    [WCCO-TV, Feb. 11, 2017] There is a certain type of heart attack that is striking a growing number of women in their late 30s and 40s. It’s called SCAD — spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Minneapolis Heart Institute cardiologist, Dr. Elizabeth Grey, talked with WCCO News about this situation. […]
  • What can you do to improve your heart health?
    [KARE 11, Feb. 3, 2017] Each year the first Friday in February is Go Red for Women’s Heart Health. For women with a family history of heart disease, a genetic predisposition for heart disease, it’s especially important to pay attention to what you can do to protect yourself. Dr. Retu Saxena, a cardiologist at the […] […]
  • 104-year-old woman awake during heart surgery
    [KARE 11, Jan. 17, 2017] A recent medical breakthrough is helping heart surgery patients get back on their feet faster. Doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital are keeping patients wide awake during surgery to have a heart valve replaced. On Tuesday, a 104-year-old patient doctors describe as a “special lady” underwent a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacemen […]
  • Heart disease is number one killer of women
    [KARE 11, December 28, 2016] Actress Carrie Fisher became a victim Tuesday of a threat to women that’s bigger than cancer: Heart disease. Cancer does kill a lot of women. Four of every 10 women who die between ages 45 and 64 die of cancer. But more than 1 in 3 women — 43 million […] […]
  • Look out for heart attacks around the holidays
    [KMSP Fox 9, December 28, 2016] The recent celebrity deaths of Carrie Fisher and Alan Thicke have brought renewed attention to heart health, especially over the holidays. Dr. Alex Campbell, a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says cardiac arrest can come without warning. Studies have shown deadly heart attacks increase in the winter months, [… […]
  • Heart attack risk increases over the holidays
    [KARE 11, December 27, 2016] The recent celebrity deaths of Carrie Fisher and Alan Thicke have brought renewed attention to heart health, especially over the holidays. Dr. Kevin Harris, a preventive cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says cardiac arrest can come without warning. Studies have shown deadly heart attacks increase in the winter mon […]
  • Sugar’s role in heart disease
    [KARE 11, November 10, 2016] If you think that fat is the major culprit in the cause of heart disease it might be because that’s what the sugar industry wanted you to think. Preventive cardiologist, Dr. Michael Miedema, from Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute talked to KARE 11 News about sugar’s role in heart disease. […]
  • New mobile app helps treat heart attack patients
    [KMSP Fox 9, November 5, 2016] The Minneapolis Heart Institute has launched a new app designed to help treat cardiac arrest and heart attack patients. MHI cardiologist, Dr. Nick Burke talk with Fox 9 News about the new app and how it helps. […]

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