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Raising Awareness About Heart Valve Disease!

February 26, 2020 Did you know? As many as 11 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have heart valve disease; half are age 65 or older 25,000 Americans die from heart valve disease each year For those with severe heart valve disease who don’t seek treatment, the...

New research: Outcomes Before and After the Recall of a Heart Failure Pacemaker

Dr. Jay Sengupta, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) researcher and clinical cardiac electrophysiologist at Minneapolis Heart Institute®, was the principal investigator on a pacemaker recall study published in the February 2020 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, “Outcomes Before and After the Recall of a Heart Failure Pacemaker.”

Dr. Elizabeth Grey on women’s heart health research on MPR News

Dr. Elizabeth Grey was interviewed on MPR to talk about how heart disease affects women differently and the gap in women’s heart health research. Along with another guest cardiologist, Dr. Grey also discussed risk factors and symptoms for heart and vascular disease, shared lifestyle steps women can take to help prevent it, and answered callers’ questions.

Dr. Peter Eckman on heart failure on KDUZ Radio

Dr. Peter Eckman recently talked about heart disease on the KDUZ Radio Community Affairs program in Hutchinson, Minn., with host Lester Schuft. Dr. Eckman answered a wide variety of questions about heart disease symptoms, diagnostic tests, and various treatments and research for patients with heart failure, his particular area of expertise.

SCAD Survivor and Advocate, Kristen Bowlds, on the Today Show!

Congratulations to SCAD survivor, patient and tireless advocate, Kristen Bowlds, for reaching a national break in her efforts to continue raising awareness of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and the critical need for more women’s heart health research!

Heart-Healthy Eating Presentation at Bachman’s

What is a heart-healthy diet? Joy Hayes, an MHIF population health specialist, Master Gardener and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, tackled this question during her heart-healthy eating presentation at Bachman’s on Saturday, Feb. 1.

MHIF Team Publishes New Paper in Population Health Management

As part of our work to help other communities implement the most effective interventions for improving population health, MHIF’s Population Health Team has published its latest paper, “Population-Level Reach of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Interventions in a Rural Community: Findings from The Heart of New Ulm Project” in the February 2020 issue of Population Health Management.