Stories of Gratitude

Read the inspiring stories from the people who tell it best – patients.

The Anderson Siblings: Hypertension

The Anderson Siblings: Hypertension

The Anderson siblings participated in a clinical trial exploring a new minimally-invasive, catheter-based procedure that may lower blood pressure.

Dennis Hudson: Cardiac Valve

Dennis Hudson: Cardiac Valve

Dennis underwent a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) as part of MHIF’s research on the investigational Tendyne Mitral Valve System.

Jack Henrich: Hypertension

Jack Henrich: Hypertension

Jack participated in a clinical study evaluating an investigational procedure that could potentially reduce his need for blood pressure medications.

Robin Asbell: Congenital Heart Defect

Robin Asbell: Congenital Heart Defect

Robin learned she had a fairly rare congenital heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, which impacts the heart’s electrical signals.

Deb Jellinger: Hypertension

Deb Jellinger: Hypertension

Deb participated in a new blood pressure treatment study to see if she could reduce the need to take medication.

Bob Webster: COPD

Bob Webster: COPD

Robert (Bob) Webster of Lafayette, Minn., doesn’t remember the helicopter ride from Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) to Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital (ANW) in Minneapolis, about 90 miles away. In fact, he really doesn’t remember anything at all...

Betsy Kinkead:  SCAD

Betsy Kinkead: SCAD

At 43, healthy and active Betsy experienced spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD); nearly 90 percent of SCAD patients are women.

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