Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health Resources for Professionals

Cardiovascular Prevention Research Fellowship

Cardiovascular Prevention Research Fellowship

Training in cardiovascular prevention is suboptimal. With our large population of prevention patients and excellent research opportunities, MHIF offers a high-quality, one-year fellowship training program in cardiovascular prevention for physicians. More information

Cardiovascular Prevention Symposium

Each year, the Minneapolis Heart Institute® Cardiovascular Prevention Program sponsors a symposium on cardiovascular disease prevention for health professionals. Watch this short video with highlights from our 2019 Symposium.

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Michael Miedema, director of the Nolan Family Center for Cardiovascular Health at Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, was a member of the 2019 ACC/AHA Committee for the Primary Prevention of CVD Guidelines.

Guidelines Made Simple: A Selection of Tables and Figure

Recent Prevention Publications

MHIF’s prevention team has authored hundreds of papers and presents frequently at national and international conferences. Read some of the latest publications from our team below.    

June 2021: The Impact of a Population-based Prevention Program on Cardiovascular Events: Findings from The Heart of New Ulm Project

June 2021: Use of Lipid-Lowering Therapies Over 2 Years in GOULD, a Registry of Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the US (GOULD investigators)

May 2021: Comparative Effectiveness of Aspirin Dosing in Cardiovascular Disease

March 2021: Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality Risk by Coronary Artery Calcium Scores and Percentiles Among Older Adult Males and Females

Dec. 2020: Relation of Absence of Coronary Artery Calcium to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Risk Among Individuals Meeting Criteria for Statin Therapy According to the 2018/2019 ACC/AHA Guidelines  

Nov. 2020: Abstract 16350: Predicted versus Observed 10-year Cardiovascular Event Rates in a Rural Population-Based Health Program: The Heart of New Ulm Project   

Oct 2020: Coronary artery calcium progresses rapidly and discriminates incident cardiovascular events in chronic kidney disease regardless of diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)   

Oct 2020: Machine Learning Adds to Clinical and CAC Assessments in Predicting 10-Year CHD and CVD Deaths   

August 2020: A Most Pragmatic Panacea: Diet in the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease    

July 2020: Journal article in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging: Association of Body Mass Index With Coronary Artery Calcium and Subsequent Cardiovascular Mortality 

June 2020: Trends in prevalence of guideline-based use of lipid-lowering therapy in a large health system  

May 2020: Coronary Artery Calcium for Personalized Allocation of Aspirin in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in 2019: The MESA Study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) 

April 2020: Dr. Miedema Takes Part in New Research to Help Doctors Better Identify Patients Who Should Take Aspirin
(Journal article in Circulation)    

March 2020: New Research Shows Only Six in 10 Patients Eligible for a Statin Are Prescribed One
(Journal article in Clinical Cardiology)      

Jan 2020: Statin therapy for young adults: A long-term investment worth considering   

January 2020: MHIF Team Publishes New Paper in Population Health Management
(Journal article in Population Health Management)    

Recent articles from The Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Consortium: The Coronary Artery Calcium Consortium is a multi-center observational cohort study from four clinical centers, including the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, linked to long-term follow-up for cause-specific mortality. The CAC Consortium is large and highly generalizable data set that is uniquely positioned to expand the understanding of CAC as a predictor of mortality risk across the spectrum of disease states, allowing innovative modeling of the competing risks of cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular death.    

Physical Activity, Fitness and Cardiovascular Health: Insights From Publications in JAMA Network Open    

Miedema Authors New Paper on CAC Findings in Young Adults
(Journal article in JAMA Open Network)     

Study Shows Community-based Interventions Help Residents Make Nutrition and Physical Activity Improvements
(Journal article in Preventive Medicine Reports)      

Journal of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation: Cardiovascular Disease Screening Practices Among Obstetrics and Gynecology Providers in Minnesota
(Related: Resources for OB-GYNs)      

Journal of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation: PCSK9 Inhibitors for Lowering Cholesterol: Ready for Prime Time?   

Eating More Fruits, Veggies in Youth Linked to Healthy Heart Decades Later
(Journal article in Circulation)    

Journal article in Circulation: Adult Height and Prevalence of Coronary Artery Calcium: The NHLBI Family Heart Study 

Kevin Graham Prevention Lecture

This annual lecture honors the work of Dr. Kevin J. Graham and features international leaders in the field of cardiovascular prevention. A tireless and innovative thought leader in cardiology, Dr. Graham served as president of the Minneapolis Heart Institute® and the Cardiovascular Services Division of Abbott Northwestern Hospital from 2007 to 2012. He established and led the Preventive Cardiology practice and was Director of Outpatient Clinical Laboratory at the Minneapolis Heart Institute®. Past lectures:

October 28, 2019  •  Kevin Graham Prevention Lecture – Food is Medicine: Dietary and Policy Priorities for Cardiometabolic Health by Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH; Dean, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University  (Recording)

October 22, 2018  •  Kevin Graham Prevention Lecture: Precision cardiovascular prevention: past, present, and future by Philip Greenland, MD, Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine  (Recording)


Prevention Lectures from MHIF Grand Rounds 

Watch recordings from past lectures on cardiovascular disease prevention and related topics. 

April 5, 2021  •  A 2021 Cardiovascular Prevention Update by Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD, MS; Thomas Knickelbine, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT; Michael Miedema, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Tuohy, MD  (Recording)

November 9, 2020  •  AHA Preview: Predicted Versus Observed 10-year Cardiovascular Event Rates in a Rural Population-based Health Program: The Heart of New Ulm Project by Angela Phillips, DO  (Recording)

October 26, 2020  •  Equity in Cardiovascular Health Outcomes—Facts, Figures, and MHI Strategies to Close the Gap by Courtney Jordan Baechler, MD; Mosi Bennett, MD, PhD; Mario Gössl, MD, PhD  (Recording)

January 27, 2020  •  Does Mind Matter? by Kristin Hjartardottir, DNP, Psychiatry, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Abbott Northwestern Hospital  (Recording

November 4, 2019  •  Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and the Role of New Antidiabetic Pharmacotherapies by Michael Miedema, MD, MPH  (Recording) 

September 23, 2019  •  Renal Denervation Update 2019 by Yale Wang, MD, FACC, FSCAI  (Recording

January 21, 2019  •  Global CVD Prevention: The Legs As a Window to the Heart by Jeremy R. Van’t Hof, MD, Cardiovascular Fellow, University of Minnesota  (Recording)

December 10, 2018  •  A 2018 cardiovascular prevention update by Michael D. Miedema, MD, MPH  (Recording

November 5, 2018  •  2018 AHA Scientific Sessions PREVIEW
Statin Eligibility and Prevalence of Statin Prescriptions According to the 2013 American College of Cardiology – American Heart Association Cholesterol Guidelines in a Large Multi-Center Healthcare System by Joseph C. Jensen, MD.  (Recording

October 29, 2018  •  Prevention of heart disease & stroke in women by Gina Lundberg, MD, FACC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine  (Recording)

March 5, 2018  •  ACC Scientific Sessions Preview  (Recording)
PCSK9 Inhibitors in Patients With Familial Hypercholesterolemia and/or CVD: The Impact of a Systematic, Team-Based Approach to Prescription on Rates of Insurance Approval and Lipid Lowering by Thomas Knickelbine, MD

Find more MHIF Grand Round Lectures here >>

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