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Preventive Cardiology Clinic

Minneapolis Heart Institute is one of the world's leading heart institutes, making a difference in the lives people we serve at locations in the Minneapolis area, Greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

HeartScan Minnesota

Do you know your risk for heart disease? A non-invasive calcium scoring scan at HeartScan Minnesota can give you an inside look at your heart health.

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The Preventive Cardiology Clinic offers programs for adults who are at risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. It also addresses the needs of patients who have had previous heart-related health problems to prevent further occurrences or progression of heart disease.

Clinic staff help patients by evaluating heart disease risk factors, making customized recommendations for a heart-healthy lifestyle and diet, and providing referrals for stress management services and prescriptions for exercise programs.

Additionally, an on-site laboratory makes it convenient to receive most types of test results quickly (within an hour in most cases) and our staff can refer patients to resources that can help with stress management.

Women's Heart Health Program

This service is dedicated to helping women evaluate their risk of heart disease and develop customized heart health plans to reduce it.

Your guide to living and succeeding with heart failure

Learn about the types of heart problems and the risk factors and treatments for them through Helping Your Heart. This online manual includes information about heart failure and how to manage it.

Symptoms of heart failure
Treating heart failure
When to call your health care provider
When to call 911

The main risk factors for heart disease (also called coronary artery disease) are:

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Minneapolis Heart Institute® offers a full range of cardiovascular services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, offering cardiology consultation and cardiac diagnostic services where it is most convenient for patients.

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Cardiologists are doctors who identify, treat and help you manage conditions like angina, heart attack, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and stroke.

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Angina is chest pain caused by poor blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart muscle.

Learn more about angina in our health encyclopedia or heart health manual.

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Heart attack

Heart attack happens when an artery that feeds your heart muscle becomes blocked with plaque (fatty deposits) or by a clot. When the blood cannot flow to the heart, damage or death to the heart muscle may occur.

Learn more about heart attack in our heart health manual.

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Heart rhythm problems

Arrhythmia or dysrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat or rhythm. There are many kinds.

Learn more about heart rhythm problems in our heart health manual.

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High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure within the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure is increased pressure against artery walls.

Learn more about high blood pressure in our heart health manual.

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Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when plaque clogs the arteries in your legs, reducing blood flow to your legs and feet.

Learn more about PAD in our heart health manual.

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A stroke results when blood and oxygen flow to the brain is stopped or interrupted. This happens because of a ruptured or blocked blood vessel.

Learn more in our stroke manual.

These cardiology providers from Minneapolis Heart Institute® bring heart health care to the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.

Thomas Knickelbine, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Terrence Longe, MD, FACC, FSCCT

Michael Miedema, MD, MPH

Jody Juntunen, RN, CNP

Sandra Oberembt, PA-C, Pharm D

Donna Skoog, RN, CNP

Christine Majeski, RN, Clinic Research

Therese Meszaros, DTR

Susan White, RDN