On the Pulse is a series of updates from physician leaders in research and care at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® and Minneapolis Heart Institute®. They address the latest cardiovascular advancements and current challenges.

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Women's Heart Health

Originally recorded: May 19, 2022

Presenter:

Retu Saxena, MD, FACC

Researcher | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Cardiologist | Minneapolis Heart Institute

COVID-19: Why Should You Still Take Care of Your Heart

Originally recorded: April 21, 2022

Presenter:

Emmanouil (Manos) Brilakis, MD

Director of Center for Coronary Artery Disease and Researcher, MHIF

Director of Complex Coronary Interventions, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Santiago Garcia, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist & Researcher 

 

Heart Attacks, Blockages & Stents: Why & How You Should Care for Your Coronary Arteries for a Healthier Heart; Emmanouil Brilakis, MD

Originally recorded: June 8, 2021

Presenter:

Emmanouil (Manos) Brilakis, MD

Director of Center for Coronary Artery Disease and Researcher, MHIF

Director of Complex Coronary Interventions, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Fish Oil for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease; Michael Miedema, MD

Originally recorded: May 20, 2021

Presenter:

Michael Miedema, MD

Director of Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health and Researcher, MHIF

Director of Cardiovascular Prevention, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

 

Cardiac Transplantation: Past, Present & Future; Benjamin Sun, MD

Originally recorded: April 27, 2021

Presenter:

Benjamin Sun, MD

Cardiac Surgeon and Researcher, MHIF

Surgical Director of Heart Failure, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

 

Stories of a Healthy Heart, A Valve Awareness Day Event; Paul Sorajja, MD and Santiago Garcia, MD

Originally recorded: February 22, 2021

Presenters:

Paul Sorajja, MD

Roger L. and Lynn C. Headrick Family Chair for Valve Science at MHIF

Cardiologist and Director, Center of Valve and Structural Heart Disease, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Santiago Garcia, MD

Researcher, Valve Science Center, MHIF

Cardiologist and Director, Adult Congenital Structural Program, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

 

Healthy Heart Valves, At the Heart of the Matter; Paul Sorajja, MD and Vinayak Bapat, MD

Originally recorded: November 23, 2020

Presenters:

Paul Sorajja, MD

Roger L. and Lynn C. Headrick Family Chair for Valve Science at MHIF

Cardiologist and Director, Center of Valve and Structural Heart Disease, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Vinayak Bapat, MD

Researcher, Valve Science Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Cardiac Surgeon and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Accompanying Panelist

Robert Steffen, MD

Researcher, MHIF

Cardiac Surgeon, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

 

Innovations in Vascular Medicine and Complex Aortic Conditions; Jesse Manunga Jr., MD

Innovations in Vascular Medicine and Complex Aortic Conditions

Jesse Manunga Jr., MD

Researcher, MHIF

Vascular Surgeon, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: June 9, 2020

An Update on Cardiovascular Stem Cell Therapy and its Potential Use Treating COVID-19; Jay Traverse, MD

An Update on Cardiovascular Stem Cell Therapy and its Potential Use Treating COVID-19

Jay Traverse, MD

Director of Research, MHIF

Senior Consulting Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: June 4, 2020

History of Heart Surgery; Robert Steffen, MD

History of Heart Surgery

Robert Steffen, MD

Researcher, MHIF

Cardiac Surgeon, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: June 2, 2020

Cardiovascular Telemedicine, Care in the Age of Coronavirus; Marc Newell, MD

Cardiovascular Telemedicine, Care in the Age of Coronavirus

Marc Newell, MD

Researcher, MHIF

Senior Consulting Cardiologist and Vice President of Operations, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: May 27, 2020

Heart Health, Mental Health & Best Outcomes During COVID-19; Courtney Baechler, MD

Heart Health, Mental Health & Best Outcomes During COVID-19

Courtney Baechler, MD

Medical Director, MHIF Emerging Science Centers

Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: May 21, 2020

Advancements in Heart Rhythm Conditions in the Age of COVID-19; John Zakaib, MD

Advancements in Heart Rhythm Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

John Zakaib, MD

Researcher, MHIF

Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: May 12, 2020

What's New in Heart Failure; Peter Eckman, MD

What’s New in Heart Failure

Peter Eckman, MD

Researcher, MHIF

Cardiologist and Heart Failure Section Head, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally Recorded on: May 7, 2020

Hypertension, Cardiac Risk Factors in the Time of COVID-19; Retu Saxena, MD

Hypertension, Cardiac Risk Factors
in the Time of COVID-19

Retu Saxena, MD

Researcher, MHIF

Cardiologist, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally recorded on: May 6, 2020

Leading Innovations in Heart Valve Science; Paul Sorajja, MD

Leading Innovations in Heart Valve Science

Paul Sorajja, MD

Roger L. and Lynn C. Headrick Family Chair for Valve Science at MHIF

Cardiologist and Director, Center of Valve and Structural Heart Disease, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally presented on: May 4, 2020

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease; Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease

Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH

Researcher, MHIF

Cardiologist and Associate Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Originally presented on: April 27, 2020