MHIF blog

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Jenna Lillemoe This week, Tuesday’s Lunch and Learn featured Dr. Barry Maron, or as his intern, Caleb Murphy, introduced him, “the man, the myth, the legend.” Dr. Maron is fondly regarded at MHIF and it was definitely a unique opportunity for us to hear him speak....

Sudden Death in Athletes

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern This week we heard from Dr. Kevin Harris, a cardiologist with research interests in valvular heart disease, specifically mitral regurgitation, as well as aortic dissection, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart disease in athletes. Kathryn...

Happy Fourth

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern It was a quiet week at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation for the Fourth of July holiday. While many were on vacation enjoying the warm weather and the fireworks, there were still a handful of us here for observations, lunch and learns...

The Jesse Edwards Heart Registry

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern The Jesse Edwards Heart Registry is located in United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Jesse Edwards was a pathologist that collected both healthy and diseased heart specimens over several years for purposes of documentation and study. The...

Porcine Heart Dissection

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern This week we dissected porcine hearts courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc.Porcine = of or derived from swine. Porcine hearts are known to be the most similar to human hearts. Remember in Snow White, when the Queen orders the huntsman to kill...

Ligers and Power Outages

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern Week three complete! On Tuesday we had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Alexander’s lunch and learn on the history of medicine. Many of us were surprised at the pace at which medicine evolves. To think handwashing and antisepsis was once...

Welcome 2012 research interns!

By Nora Ali, Lead Intern I am excited to return to MHIF as lead intern. This summer we have eleven new interns joining us, along with myself and Kate Zimmerman, also a returning intern. This blog will document the interns’ experiences this summer, including shadowing...