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[KSTP TV, April 11, 2017]   One in three Americans has high blood pressure, Now, three Twin Cities siblings are part of a study at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation exploring new ways to treat the disease.
April 11, 2017
[New Ulm Journal, April 10, 2017]   Since Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) started back in 2009, people who live and work in New Ulm have made a variety of changes to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce their risk for heart disease. For the past eight years, researchers at The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) and Allina Health have been tracking health improvements in the community, and in March, researchers presented yet another study showing positive results, particularly with blood pressure and cholesterol control.
April 08, 2017
[KMSP Fox 9, January 01, 0001]   The death of actress Debbie Reynolds, one day after the passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, has prompted many people to wonder if she died of a broken heart. Dr. Scott Sharkey at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has been leading research into Broken Heart Syndrome since 2001.
December 29, 2016
[Star Tribune, June 04, 2016]   Doctors from developed countries routinely travel to impoverished nations on “medical missions,” working through nongovernmental organizations to provide free health care not available in local clinics. Some missions provide surgical services.
June 04, 2016
[, January 18, 2016]   The FDA recently approved a new TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) procedure that utilizes the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent System from Silk Road Medical. The TCAR procedure offers patients a potentially safer method of carotid stenting through a small cut down at the base of the neck and direct carotid artery access along with neuro-protective flow reversal during delivery of the stent.
January 18, 2016
[KARE 11, June 10, 2015]   An FDA advisory group has approved two new cholesterol drugs that appear to be more effective than current drugs, and have fewer side effects. Preventive cardiologist Dr. Michael Miedema , from the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , talked to KARE 11 News about the new drugs.
June 10, 2015
[KSTP TV, May 22, 2015]   The Food and Drug Administration is analyzing first-of-its-kind data on a new miniature pacemaker that can get you moving in just a couple of days. Seventeen out of the 140 patients worldwide who received the special pacemaker inserted are right here in the Twin Cities.
May 22, 2015
[Star Tribune, April 04, 2015]   Bob Hatzenbeller walked out of a Minneapolis hospital on Monday with a new mitral valve in his heart and no massive scar on his chest. It was a landmark occasion, at least for diseases of the mitral valve.
April 17, 2015
[Star Tribune, April 15, 2015]   Fifty-seven years ago, when Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken invented the world’s first battery-powered transistor pacemaker, it was the size of a small book. Medtronic’s latest is about as big as a vitamin.
April 15, 2015
[KMSP-TV Fox 9, February 03, 2015]   Is too much running too much for you? A new study out of Denmark shows more running at a fast pace may not be as healthful as a more leisurely jog.
February 03, 2015