On The Pulse:
A Series of Physician Speakers

Online via Zoom

Join us for our series of free, virtual presentations from physician leaders in research and care at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) and the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute® (AHMHI) who will address the latest in cardiovascular treatment and advancements.

Wearable Medical Devices
April 5, 2023 from 12:00 – 1 pm CT
with Dr. Joe Jensen

Joe Jensen headshot

In 2019 the global revenue for the wearable medical device market was around $14.6 billion. In 2025, this number is projected to grow to close to $70 billion. With so many wearable devices on the market it can be overwhelming for consumers.

In this session, 3rd year cardiology fellow Dr. Joe Jensen will give an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of devices that help monitor activity, sleep, metabolism and medication adherence – and how these devices could potentially benefit cardiovascular health.

Learn more about:

- The history and future of wearable devices
- An overview of the available medical devices that monitor activity, sleep, metabolism and medication adherence
- Understand the data behind these devices and how to use it
- Make recommendations on how to navigate the wearable device market

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Life After CABG
April 26, 2023 from 12:00 – 1 pm CT
with Dr. Emmanouil Brilakis and Dr. Vinnie Bapat

brilakis and bapat

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a procedure used to treat coronary heart disease. It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.

In this session, our physician presenters will walk attendees through the patient journey from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and beyond! This presentation will feature perspectives from both an interventional cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Join us to learn more about:

- The diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease
- The CABG procedure, history and research
- Expectations for the recovery process
- Living life to the fullest after CABG

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Contact us: education@mhif.org or 612-863-3625

Meet Our Presenters:

Wearable Medical Devices

Joe Jensen headshot

Joe Jensen, MD

3rd Year Cardiology Fellow | Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute & Hennepin County Medical Center

Dr. Joe Jensen is a 3rd year cardiology fellow who splits time at the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute® and Hennepin Healthcare system. Dr. Jensen served as chief resident at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after studying medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he earned his MD. Dr. Jensen received his undergraduate degree in Science Business from the University of Notre Dame.

Life After CABG


Emmanouil S Brilakis MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI

Director, Center for Complex Coronary Interventions | Minneapolis Heart Institute®
Chairman & Researcher, Center for Coronary Artery Disease | Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®

Dr. Brilakis received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Brilakis has authored or co-authored over 700 manuscripts and has written two textbooks- Manual of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, and the Manual of CTO Interventions, now in its 3rd edition. He is lecturing and proctoring at several institutions in the United States and abroad.


Dr Vinnie Bapat Minneapolis Heart Institute

Vinayak Bapat, MD, FRCS.CTh

Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery | Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Dr. Vinnie Bapat earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgeon degrees, followed by Master of Surgery and Master of Cardiothoracic Surgery degrees at the University of Bombay in India and King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Bapat was a cardiac surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital and professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He also previously served as professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London and continues to hold that position as visiting professor.

Dr. Vinnie Bapat joined the Valve Science Center team in June 2020, bringing his extensive expertise as a cardiothoracic surgeon and innovator in treatment of heart valve disease. He also works directly with patients as the Chair of cardiothoracic surgery at the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute®.

Interested in viewing our past On the Pulse series events?

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About Us

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that partners with world-renowned physicians to lead world-class cardiovascular research and educations to benefit patients around the world. All of this work is guided by the MHIF vision - to create a world without heart and vascular disease.