Penny Anderson Women’s Cardiovascular Center
Join us to advance the understanding of heart and vascular disease in women, how to prevent it and how to optimize heart health.
- Compared to men, women are less likely to receive optimal therapies, innovations and rehabilitation.
- Women are underrepresented in clinical research.
- For many women, it can be all too easy to focus on others while putting their own needs aside. That tendency can impact a woman’s health, especially the health of her heart. Family and friends can help women take care of themselves and their heart health.
SCAD patient Kristen Bowlds shared her inspiring patient story alongside her cardiologist and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) chief medical officer, Dr. Scott Sharkey, in an interview with KSTP 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Receives $5 Million Donation to Address Research Gap in Women’s Heart Health
Penny and Lee Anderson commit largest donation in the Foundation’s history, gift will be dedicated entirely to women’s heart health.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Roshini Rajkumar led a roundtable conversation about women’s heart health on her WCCO radio show, “Real Talk with Roshini”. The segment featured MHI physician and MHIF researcher Dr. Retu Saxena, who spoke about the disparities in women’s heart health and the establishment of MHIF’s Women’s Cardiovascular Science Center, which is committed to improving women’s health outcomes and addressing the need to #ResearchHer.
Research has shown that OB-GYNs are the primary care providers for a large percentage of women, particularly young minority women. The Broadening the Role of OB-GYNs in Assessing Cardiovascular Health (BROACH) initiative aims to increase the number of women receiving cardiovascular risk factor screening at their annual OB-GYN visits by identifying the tools, resources and education needs identified from both the provider and patient perspective.
Publications & Lectures
Read MHIF published research articles & papers as well as view women’s heart health Grand Rounds lectures
Emerging Science Center
MHIF is uniquely positioned to become a national leader in the prevention, detection and treatment of heart and vascular disease in women.