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[KSTP TV, October 11, 2016]   St. Jude is recalling an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) due a defective battery. United Heart and Vascular Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Michael Peterson , talked with KSTP-TV News about the recall and what patients with the device need to know.
October 11, 2016
[KSTP TV, April 27, 2016]   On Tuesday, a United Hospital team was repairing a failing valve in 83 year old Donald Nierenhausen's heart. Two days later, Nierenhausen is headed home.
April 27, 2016
[KSTP TV, September 15, 2015]   A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time. United Heart & Vascular Clinic cardiologist Dr. Kenneth Baran says the new guidelines will focus aspirin therapy on individuals who will experience the most benefit and weed out those who might experience harmful side effects.
September 15, 2015
[KMSP-TV, July 18, 2014]   Living in Abbott Northwestern Hospital minutes can feel like hours, and the days often run together. On April 14, 47-year old Wendy Kichler was working at her new job at the ticket counter for Frontier Airlines.
July 22, 2014
[Wall Street Journal, April 06, 2014]   Dr. Alan Bank , a cardiologist at United Heart & Vascular Clinic , St. Paul, writes in the Wall Street Journal about how medical scribes are saving money and improving patient satisfaction: We often think that a complex problem (such as health care in the U.S.) requires a complex solution (Obamacare). Yet some important issues that are not adequately addressed with the current health care overhaul include decreased patient and physician satisfaction, reduced access to care, and the increasing cost of care.
April 06, 2014
[KARE-TV, December 15, 2013]   You can find thousands of reasons to be thankful among the crowds at the St. Paul Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving, but this year a Woodbury man says he has a lifetime of gratitude after a stranger saved his life. Jeff Joseph, 34, and his wife Lisa Joseph were just steps into the 5K when Jeff complained of feeling dizzy and collapsed.
December 15, 2013
[KARE11, October 04, 2012]   “You may not be sick, but are you well? Getting on a path to feeling your best and living well.” That's the title for an upcoming seminar by Courtney Baechler, MD , Allina Health cardiologist and vice president of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing .
October 04, 2012
[KMSP Fox 9, June 08, 2012]   A new laser device was used for the first time in Minnesota at United Hospital on Monday, and Dr. Pierce Vatterott , United Heart and Vascular Clinic , believes the new tool, called the GlideLight Laser Sheath, is a "game changer." "The new laser is twice as powerful as the previous ones," Vatterott said. That means life will be a lot easier for any patient who needs pacemaker or defibrillator leads either removed or replaced -- and it's easier for any surgeon, too, because it can remove the leads with less trauma.
June 11, 2012
[KSTP TV, February 09, 2011]   Do you know the symptoms of heart disease and how to treat it? And is it different for men and women?
February 10, 2011
[Pioneer Press, December 19, 2010]   When Bob Sherman puts two fingers to his wrist, the pulse he feels isn't normal. Rather than sensing the singular beat he's known for most of his life, Sherman now detects a longer surge of blood that occasionally feels like a double beat.
December 20, 2010