Patient Story: John Paulson


John Paulson is an avid outdoorsmen and family man. He enjoys fishing, swimming, driving in his convertible, but most importantly spending time with his family and grandchildren. In his younger years, John experienced irregularities with his heart rhythm. A combination of medications kept this in check, until 4 years ago when John was flagged for having an irregular EKG during a routine check-in. After being referred to the Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute, the cardiac team of Dr. Matthew Chu and Dr. Jay Sengupta identified that John has a rare genetic disorder that not only saved his life - but his family's as well.

Click here to learn more about the groundbreaking research taking place at the Joseph F. Novogratz Family Heart Rhythm Center.

Give the Gift of Hope
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The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. To achieve this bold vision, we are dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue this life-saving work. Please make a gift to support the area of greatest need.

Celebrate Heart Month with a Gift Towards Research!

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Heart disease is the #1 cause of death of men and women, claiming the lives of 700,000 people annually; our fathers and mothers; our friends and loved-ones.

Together, we can change that statistic with an investment in life-changing research and education. This heart month, we hope you'll make a special gift in honor of a loved one and the physicians, researchers and educators working to create a world without heart and vascular disease.