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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Women’s Heart Health Program

A program of:


More women die of heart disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.

For these reasons, Minneapolis Heart Institute's Women’s Heart Health Program is dedicated to offering support, education and clinical services to help women prevent and live with heart disease.

Call 612-863-3900 or 1-800-582-5175 to learn more or schedule a Women's Heart Health Program appointment.

To learn more or to schedule a Women's Heart Health Program appointment, call
612-863-3900 or
1-800-582-5175.

Clinical services

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation supports research in the area of women's heart health.

To learn more or to schedule a Women's Heart Health Program appointment, call
612-863-3900 or
1-800-582-5175.

Physician consultation – This includes a physical examination, an evaluation of your risk factors and lab tests. You and your physician will then outline a personalized plan for optimizing your heart health.

Nutrition consultation – At this appointment, a dietitian will assess your current nutritional intake, reinforce positive dietary decisions, create a nutrition plan for your lifestyle, ensure your diet meets the unique needs of women.

Fitness consultations and exercise physiologists - available through the LiveWell Fitness Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Non-clinical services

Weekly Women's-Only Cardiac Support Group - designed especially for women to provide support, encouragement, camaraderie and helpful information about improving lifestyle habits and heart health.

HeartNotes electronic newsletter - sign up to receive HeartNotes, our electronic newsletter

Girls and Moms on the Move - discover the power of healthy eating and physical activity with a wonderful girl in your life as you train for a 5K walk or run.

To learn more or to schedule a Women's Heart Health Program appointment, call
612-863-3900 or
1-800-582-5175.

Care team

Elizabeth Grey, MD, Director, Women's Heart Health Program

Norma Thiessen, MD

Jody Juntunen, NP

Sandy Oberembt, PA

Dietitians

Susan White, RD

Therese M. Meszaros, DTR

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