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Minneapolis Heart Institute® welcomes Eric Fenstad, MD, MSc to the Brainerd Lakes area

MINNEAPOLIS 07/24/2015

Eric Fenstad, MD, MSc, a general cardiologist has joined  Minneapolis Heart Institute® and will see patients at the Minneapolis Heart Institute® clinics in Baxter, Crosby and Aitkin.

Eric FenstadFenstad is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. His professional interests include pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, pericardial diseases and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Outside of the clinic he enjoys playing sports with his four kids, running with his wife, golfing and fishing.

"Having grown up in North Dakota and educated in central Minnesota, I understand and relate to patients in this geographic area," said Fenstad. "I am proud to be part of a team that makes specialized cardiovascular care accessible to people in the Brainerd Lakes region."

He received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences – Grand Forks and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He has published 15 peer-reviewed manuscripts, three book chapters, and 33 abstracts. In addition, he is the author of the largest study of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, which looked at pericardial effusions and detailed the safety of echo-guided pericardiocentesis.

Fenstad and Minneapolis Heart Institute® welcome patients with cardiovascular needs, including evaluation, treatment and follow-up at the following clinics:

Minneapolis Heart Institute® – Baxter

13205 Isle Drive, Suite 100

Baxter, MN 56425

218-855-5280 | toll free 888-806-0116

Minneapolis Heart Institute® – Crosby

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

320 East Main Street

Crosby, MN 56441

218-546-4334 | toll free 866-546-4334

Minneapolis Heart Institute® – Aitkin

Riverwood Healthcare Center

200 Bunker Hill Drive

Aitkin, MN 56431

218-927-5566 | toll free 866-546-4334

About Minneapolis Heart Institute®

Part of Allina Health, the Minneapolis Heart Institute® is recognized internationally as one of the world's leading providers of heart and vascular care. This state-of-the-art facility combines the finest in personalized patient care with sophisticated technology in a unique, family-oriented environment. The Institute's programs, a number of which are conducted in conjunction with Abbott Northwestern Hospital, address the full range of heart and vascular health needs: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.