Heart Attack & Intervention
Working on sponsored clinical trials allows us to make revolutionary changes to how people are treated immediately after they suffer a heart attack. Partnerships with other organizations that share our patient-centered focus help us treat you better.
Innovations in Heart Attack & Interventions
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation conducts Interventional and Heart Attack research that has resulted in improvements for patients across the world. The standard of care for heart attack patients has forever changed thanks to research.
- Research on all of the FDA-approved Stents that are now available within our hospital.
- Intra Coronary Devices such as IVUS and OCT that project images from inside the heart vessel
- Vascular closure devices that are utilized for the majority of the femoral procedures
These practices are evidence-based medicine that's making life-changing differences in the care of patients.
One historical innovation led by Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation was the Level One program that changed the standard of care to ensure that patients in rural areas without a cardiologist on duty have the opportunity to receive the latest in cardiovascular care.
When a heart attack occurs, speed to care can be a vital difference. Level One helped rural patients quickly get to areas where cardiologists and care providers could give them important care.
What Our Research Includes
Stents and the associated medications with the use of stents
Atherectomy devices that break up calcified blockages within the heart
Intracoronary balloon trials that help expand, treat and prepare the vessel for stent placement
Drug trials for emergent heart attack patients to help improve outcomes
Intracoronary imaging devices that provide images from inside the heart
Dye-sparing devices to help decrease risks to the kidneys during procedures
Chronic Total Occlusion, Bifurcation, and other complex coronary intervention trials
Vascular closure devices used at the end of the procedure to decrease recovery time
Large registry trials that provide vast patient outcomes data that help improve the care of our patients
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