We all need heart: Minneapolis Heart Institute doctors talk about heart heath, risk factors, treatments and lifestyle changes

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[Aitkin, August 10, 2015] Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death among men and women. For women it is more prevalent than breast cancer. Heart disease also increases with age.

That is according to Dr. Timothy Dirks, cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI). Dirks is one of six specialists who see patients in Aitkin, Crosby and Baxter.

Dirks and Dr. Eric Fenstad, the newest partner to MHI who sees patients in Aitkin, Baxter and Crosby, spoke recently about what heart disease is, the symptoms and prevention of the disease. Read more for the doctors' advice some of their patients' stories at aitkinage.com.

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