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Dr. Harris discusses recent triathlon death

This summer, a 56-year-old man died during the swim portion of a triathlon in Rochester, Minn. While the cause of death has not yet been determined, the fatality has called attention to the incidence of sudden death and cardiac events during triathlons. Minneapolis...

An ‘ausgezeichnet’ day in New Ulm

By Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) Board Member Dan Beranek On a recent Monday, MHIF board members and staff made a visit to New Ulm, Minn., to learn more about the city and Hearts Beat Back®: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU). It was quite a day,...

Research Intern Blog: Week Four

With week four complete, we are one-third done with our internships! Time is flying. We’ve been busy with data collection and have had a myriad of opportunities shadowing their physician monitors in the clinic or watching procedures. This week’s lunch and learns...

Research Intern Blog: Week Three

Week Three got off to a busy start as interns continued gathering and analyzing data, rotating through observations and listening to guest speakers. On shadowing in the ICU, intern Dar Nwaudo writes that “I had the privilege to shadow Brock, an RN. Our ICU patient was...

Research Intern Blog: Week Two

As Week Two kicked off, the daily routine of an MHIF intern began. This week was essentially ‘crunch time’ for interns to gather and conduct preliminary research into patient data. With a couple of interesting featured speakers in the Lunch & Learn series and...

Research Intern Blog: Week One

Welcome to the 2016 Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) Research Internship blog! We have a great group of 13 interns, including our lead intern, Lena Trager. This is the first of a weekly blog series we will be posting on the MHIF website. We hope this...

Research can reduce heart disease deaths in women

What’s the greatest risk to your health? If you’re a woman in the United States, it’s heart disease. But most women don’t know that, as detailed in a recent NPR article. In a survey of about 1,000 women, only half could accurately identify heart disease as the leading...

Go on a money diet to reduce stress and improve heart health

You’ve probably gone on a diet to lose weight, but have you ever gone on a money diet? Money is by far the leading cause of stress, and chronic stress can contribute to poor health outcomes, including heart disease! To address this area of wellness, I decided to take...

Micra pacemaker receives FDA approval

Last week, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) research cardiologist Dr. William Katsiyiannis was interviewed about the Micra – the world’s smallest pacemaker – on WCCO Radio. In his interview, Dr. Katsiyiannis discussed the benefits of the Medtronic Micra...

MHIF Heartbeat Gala wins event planning award

On October 24, 2015, 500 people took a trip from Minneapolis to New Orleans. They did so, however, just for a few hours, and without ever getting on a plane. How is that possible? Because of the creative thinking, hard work and attention to detail of Hayley...