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Rock from the Heart: Allina Health cardiologist helps nonprofit advocate for heart health

[WCCO-TV News, February 19, 2024] Pete Johnson found what he believes is the perfect combination to help people prioritize their heart health: music mixed with a bit of education from a cardiologist. He used that formula to create Rock from the Heart, a nonprofit with the mission of educating people about aortic and heart valve disease.

He teamed up with Nishtha Sodhi, MD, FACC, the director of the Structural Heart and Valve Program at Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute, to appear on WCCO-TV’s morning show. Together, they explained what valvular heart disease is and why it is so important to advocate for your heart health.

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[KMSP-TV Fox 9 News, February 19, 2024]   Mario Goessl, MD, PhD of Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute wants people to pay attention to their hearts. He joined the co-founder of Rock from the Heart to discuss heart health.
February 19, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, February 16, 2024]   Kim Whitehead has worked for Allina Health for 20 years. To her teammates at the Allina Health Cottage Grove Clinic, she is the heart and soul of the place.
February 16, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, February 08, 2024]   A member of Allina Health’s maintenance and operation’s team went into cardiac arrest on the job. Because of the quick action of his coworkers, he is alive today.
February 08, 2024
[Allina Health Newsroom, February 07, 2024]   If you spend time at Cambridge Medical Center, you’ll likely run into Bill Friedland – or maybe he’ll breeze past you. Bill is an on-the-go volunteer who racks up thousands of steps with each shift and makes a real difference for Allina Health providers and patients.
February 07, 2024
[WCCO-TV News, February 06, 2024]   Allina Health psychologist David Nathan, PsyD LP says parenting is the most difficult thing we do as adults. Parents are constantly searching for ways to be the best parent possible. For those who have turned to social media, they may have seen the latest debate over something called gentle parenting.
February 06, 2024
[Fox 9 News, February 05, 2024]   Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the first in the state of Minnesota to use a new medical device that helps treat heart failure.
February 05, 2024
[WCCO-TV News, February 04, 2024]   The unseasonably warm air is also causing some people to question if they're experiencing early onset allergies. WCCO-TV reached out to Pramod Kelkar, MD, an Allina Health allergist, to discuss this topic.
February 04, 2024
[WCCO Radio, February 04, 2024]   Pramod Kelkar, MD is an allergist with Allina Health. He joined Susie Jones on WCCO Radio to discuss all things allergies.
February 04, 2024
[Stillwater Gazette, February 02, 2024]   The Stillwater Gazette interviewed Jim Svoboda, an Allina Health employee who collapsed on the job when he went into cardiac arrest at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - St. Croix - Stillwater in October. His coworkers immediately began working to save his life.
February 02, 2024
[KMSP Fox 9 News, January 25, 2024]   A member of Allina Health’s maintenance and operation’s team went into cardiac arrest on the job. Because of the quick action of his coworkers, he is alive today.
January 25, 2024