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All about your heart

  • The heart is a remarkable, powerful organ. The more you know about how your heart works and what you can do to help it work better, the healthier and more in control of your life you'll feel.

    The heart care teams of Allina Health want you to know that you are not alone on this journey. There are many ways we can help you help your heart.

    • Some heart problems can be improved by surgery or a procedure.
    • Others can be managed by taking medicine and changing your lifestyle.

    This section contains some of our more popular topics on heart health within the Allina Health Patient Education Library. To learn about other topics available, contact Patient Education.

  • Your heart is important to you. It's important to us, too.

    Here are some of the ways Allina Health can help you care for your heart: 

    Heart Safe Communities, a community service of Allina

    Heart Safe Communities

    Heart Safe Communities works with communities to help them become safer places to live, work and play by reducing death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. This includes CPR and AED training.

    Hearts beat back: The Heart of New Ulm Project

    Heart of New Ulm Project

    The Heart of New Ulm Project is a 10-year initiative designed to reduce, and eventually eliminate, heart attacks in New Ulm, Minnesota.


  • Just for women

    Beat heart disease before it beats you

    Women with punching glovesFour out of five Minnesota women are at risk for heart disease.

    Do you know your risks? Experts at these Allina Health locations can help you find out and do something about them:

    Buffalo Hospital’s Women’s Heart Health Program

    Minneapolis Heart Institute's Women's Heart Health Program